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open to the moment they close, and when the results are rolling in, we have you covered on this historic election day. kathy: it's big story coverage you'll find no where else. our team of experienced reporters are spread o the state breaking it all down , for you. kicking off our coverage, a story getting a lot of attention on social media. joyce: officials cracking down on area businesses that are advertising freebies to patrons sporting i voted stickers. colleen henry joins us from the poll watching command center at the milwaukee police department to explain. >> no doubt your phone like mine is full of them offers of discounts and freebies for voters. the only problem is that it's against the law in wisconsin. the public integrity team here spent the morning notifying businesses promising free food and drink that they'd be breaking the law. this trio of co-workers headed to lunch sporting their i voted stickers in hopes of scoring a free margarita.
, number one it's taco tuesday , so deal some tacos and they give you a free beverage with your i voted sticker. >> nevertheless, it is still against the law. >> prosecutor bruce landgraf says his team notified merchants advertising freebies about the law. 12 news was there when police and a prosecuten it offered a free beer with a voting sticker tonight. landgraf says the businesses have been quick to comply. >> the only reason i voted was to get a free margarita. >> back at bel air, they say most people have been understanding. >> there's no reward for voting we just encourage everyone to get out and vote and come on in and have some $2 tacos with us
offer them to everyone every tuesday. the law forbids linking a vote to anything valued at more than one dollar. kathy: thanks. people have been turning out in big numbers to weigh in on this historic election. the polling location in downtown milwaukee has seen a steady stream of voters. that's where we find wisn 12 news ben hutchison tonight. ben. >> we saw a lot of people between 4:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m end of the process. we have some video from a short time ago. the line was stretching down the hallway. most people have been patient, waiting their turn, anywhere between 10 minutes to one hour. early indications show a similar turn out to 2012, and there is still time to get to the polls. >> is great for voters to know that as long as you're in line
will be lines it's just that , level of participation right now in the city. as long as you're in that line by 8:00, you will be able to cast a ballot. >> again, the crowd completing the process of voting. if you are in line by 8:00, your vote will count. kathy: and voters are also turning out in waukesha coun there. >> it has been very busy all across waukesha county today and , it's picked up quite a bit in the last few hours as people get off work. this line is growing quite a bit. this is people waiting to register to vote, which you can do through 8:00 tonight. we spoke with the county clerk earlier. she expects voter turn out to exceed 2012. there have been long lines
, have all been corrected. i'm told since so many people have voted, it could take a while to get to all the absentee and early votes which are counted after 8:00. people we talked with say it's worth waiting every minute to vote. >> just went in showed them my id, told them my name and address, they gave me the ballot, filled it out, scanned it. done. >> i'm happy it's over. i can't stand all the commercials. to vote, it's our right. >> most people are so sick of the negativity, voter fatigue, but people are waiting patiently. even if your are waiting to register, it takes about 5-10 minutes get through the whole process. joyce: thanks. as millions head to the polls to weigh in on the race for the white house, the nominees are also casting their ballots. donald trump and hillary clinton
afterward, each addressed reporters about the magnitude of this historic election. >> i'm very excited. it's a great opportunity. there's tremendous enthusiasm. >> i know how much responsibility goes with this, and so many people are counting on the outcome of this election. joyce: their running mates also cast votes in their home states with democrat tim kaine in , virginia and republican mike pence in indiana. the associated press is projecting donald trump will win indiana and kentucky. hillary clinton will win vermont. voters are also weighing in on the u.s. senate race in wisconsin. ron johnson and russ feingold are battling it out for a second time. six years ago feingold lost the , seat to johnson. we have reporters at each of their campaigns. let's start with political reporter kent wainscott live in
-- this race is turning out to be surprising for a lot of people. the crowd that gathers here in oshkosh tonight will be hoping to hear a victory speech from ron johnson and that is not , something they might have anticipated even a few weeks when ron johnson trailed russ feingold by several points in the polls. as senator johnson went to his polling place here in oshkosh this afternoon to cast his ballot, the most recent polls show this race to be a toss-up. it is a critical contest one of the races that will help determine control of the u.s. senate but in spite of the , increasing spotlight johnson , says he is confident and relaxed. >> this has not been grueling for me at all. i'm sitting here today as i promised. i'm the calmest guy on election night. i'll accept the voters wishes but i'm truly hoping they send , me back there let me complete , this mission that we set out to do. >> campaign insiders tell me
heavily republican servers around milwaukee. a heavy turnout they seem will be critical in what they believe is a very close race. we will be here throughout the evening as the numbers come in. kathy: thank you. and 12 news' terry sater is live in middleton, where supporters of johnson's opponent russ feingold will gather tonight. terry. >> in the senate, russ feingold successfully fought for a bi-partisan campaign finance reform law. now in his bid to win back his seat, he has seen outside groups spend millions of dollars to help ron johnson win. i spoke with wisconsin senator tammy baldwin a few minutes ago and asked her what it means if feingold wins back his senate seat tonight. >> they've seen too much obstruction under gop control in the senate. and i don't want to be negative on a celebratory day like election day where we all get to
open since causing all the february, concurrent problems that happen when you have the possibility of a four-four deadlock. we have seen in action and gridlock on way too many things. >> combined the campaigns have , spent more than $35 million, with outside groups spending tens of millions more. important, well outside the borders of wisconsin. kathy: absolutely. another race drawing national attention, house speaker paul ryan fighting to keep his job representing wisconsin's first district. ryan is being challenged by democrat ryan solen. wisn 12 news' adrienne pederson is live in janesville. >> doors open here at the
perspective, we are standing on a plat shoulder to shoulder with other media, national media, and the reason for that is that all eyes are on janesville tonight. that is not because of the race between the two candidates, but in stand wondering if speaker ryan will be keeping his job as speaker. we know that he has had a complicated relationship with donald trump, an he was not campaigning for him until recently when he offered to in west allis, but that stop got canceled. we know he did vote for donald trump. he has been preaching for unity in the republican party, fighting for house republicans. we also know that race for ron johnson is extremely important to him tonight. we will let you know his reaction and the next couple of hours. joyce: all eight of the state's
grabs as well. in district four, democratic congresswoman gwen moore does not have a republican opponent, but is facing libertarian andy craig on the ballot, as well as an independent candidate. in district five, democrat khary penebaker is challenging longtime republican congressman jim sensenbrenner. in district six, republican glenn grothman is running for a second term. he's facing democratic newcomer sarah lloyd. several of you faced some pricey school referenda on the ballot. voters in oconomowoc were asked just support spending $54 million for school improvements. and in germantown the price tag a new pool, auditrorium and security upgrades. that's the largest amount of money the district has ever asked for. again, we have crews spread out across the state tonight, live with all the campaigns. from milwaukee and waukesha county, to oshkosh, middleton and janesville. , abc news will be on, and we will be offering live updates throughout the night on all our local races. we will also be starting early tomorrow morning at 4:00 a.m. we will bring you all the election results and overnight speeches and parties. be sure to keep it here on wisn
the weather did not keep people from the polls. kathy: it couldn't have. just a few parts of our area saw some rain this morning, otherwise nice and dry. mark: and no problems this evening, but temps are dropping. where to expect lows around freezing next in weather watch 12. >> and i am mike gousha. where will wisconsin's big u.s. senate race be won or lost. we'll look at the key counties in tonight's election. patrick: plus, he's considered the first social media president
joyce: as we told you, polls are closing across the country. were starting to get some numbers. election night map right now. you can see that some of the states have been called. the states in red have been cold for donald trump, 19 votes in total. hillary clinton has won vermont, and that is worth three electoral votes. i will show you some of the numbers coming in. in florida, there are numbers in, but it is a small amount at this time.
counted, truck with a big lead, and indiana. some of those projections are being made based on a lot of information, key increasing's, -- precincts, exit cold, but the process is underway. joyce: another round of state polls will close enough half an hour. thank you. kathy: this election is no other, especially when involving social media. patrick. patrick: president obama is considered to be the first social media president. he uses facebook, youtube, and snapchat. he also has his twitter account. you might be wondering what happens when president obama moves out of the white house? his social media accounts will stay for the new president to use. here's how it will work. the twitter, instagram, facebook and similar social media
-- the current followers, user names, and url. but, the timeline will have no posts. that means that the new president will be able to start from scratch. if you want to read old tweets from president obama, you'll still be able to. the president's archived tweets will be on the new twitter handle at potus 44. and, just like past presidents, the national archives and records administration will preserve emails, notes, and now kathy: also a good reminder, we have a full breakdown of the election on the wisn 12 news mobile app. so, keep your phone handy tonight. we'll keep the app updated with up-to-the-minute results. we're committed to bringing you big story coverage of this historic election. joyce: that means a very special episode of the steve harvey show was pre-empted today. so we're going to show you some of it, right now. >> hello, mr. steve. my name's xavier and i'm
ya heard? that's nine-year-old xavier smith from milwaukee. joyce: he may look familiar to you. he was one of the winners last year of the we energies speech contest marking dr. martin luther king junior day. his speech focused on what needs to change in our country. he was one of several kids featured in steve harvey's kids on politics. election day segment kids on politics. , >> donald trump, he gotta stop being so rude and all that stuff and actually be nice to people and pass it on, ya heard. joyce: you can see the full episode early thursday at 1:00 in the morning right here on wisn 12. we are cooling down, but it's still nice for november. kathy: mark, the warm air is not done yet. mark: you guys have your numbers. i get my numbers. my numbers are nicer than their numbers. it really was a beautiful day
the breezy site comes some clouds, but that made for a nice sunset. there's your white, blue, and red. isn't it appropriate on election day? live look, some clouds near the lakeshore. this will dissipate over the next couple of hours. 53 degrees right now. i guess you can call it cool, but that is still above the average high of 50. people are like, it is so cold. it it's just that we have not had any real cold. tonight will drop down, if you are in lynn, to around freezing, so prepare yourself for that. 46 beaver dam and west bend. 50 sheboygan. 53 milwaukee. for the rest of this election night, 7:00, you are all right. you have to get in line by 8:00, or you are done and you can't vote this go round.
40's. polls are open until 8:00. we were one degrees shy of getting to 60. why is that important? we have seven days in a row of temperatures 60 degrees a warmer. that is weird in november. we needed one more day to tie the record set in 1975. here are your averages, 50 and 35, but we are above that and that trend will continue. 50 degrees plus, 178 days in a row. possible. lows above freezing, 210 days in a row. we still have quite a few, 12 more days to stay above freezing to be that record. here we go. temperatures going up. 63 thursday, warm and windy. cool and windy friday, 50.
, warmth, and 60's, and you will get what you want if you like it warmer. there is the little bit of cloud cover right here. this will dissipate throughout the night. we go to future cast, quiet. nice and sunny, cool tomorrow, but not bad, mid 50's with sunshine. thursday, wind and the warmth moving back in. 55 tomorrow, not bad at all. actually, not much 63 degrees on thursday. it will be windy. it will be windy on friday, veterans day. 55 on saturday. here we go again. another nice weekend around here, up to 60 on sunday, and still in the upper 50's monday and tuesday next week, so those streaks, we have a chance of breaking some records. joyce: those were pretty good numbers. i will give that to you. football fans in wisconsin will have a busy labor day weekend
? dan: the packers have played two regular season games in tennessee, and they lost both of them. they start a crucial three-game road trip sunday against the titans, and at four-and-four, the packers are one of the most disappointing teams in the nfl this season. 12 sports stephen watson has our exclusive one-on-one with receiver randall cobb. stephen: up 4-4 football team? >> it doesn't at all. that is the most disappointing part. we have the pieces. there have been injuries, but there are no excuses for that. we have ability, guys who can win football games, and we have not done that. stephen: did you feel like it was a step back from atlanta? >> watching the film, we did some really good things. we have to do it more consistently and make the place
we just did not make them when we have those opportunities. stephen: you go on the road for three straight games. what needs to change offensively? >> execution. that is all it comes down to. it's not about play calls. it's not about energy. it's about execution. the energy will follow that when we are making plays. we all feed off of each other, like seeing each other succeed, and push each other in those situations. again, we will be fine. dan: thank you stephen. , the big 10 will be playing some friday night football starting next fall. and the badgers will open their season next fall on friday, september 1, labor day weekend, against utah state at camp randall. nine big 10 teams will play on fridays next season, ohio state, michigan, penn state. minnesota and iowa will not. we will see how that works out.
joyce: thank you, dan. and of course today is election day. you're taking a live look at the voting lines at the municipal building in downtown in milwaukee -- downtown milwaukee. kathy: donald trump is projected to win indiana and kentucky, and hillary clinton is projected to win vermont. joyce: make sure you keep your tv tuned to wisn 12 tonight and tomorrow morning. major races. our team will be on a half hour early, beginning at 4:00 a.m., to cover the overnight developments in the race for president. kathy: there is still time to get out and vote. the weather is nice for it. mark: as long as you are are in line by 8:00, your vote will be counted. grab a jacket, especially if those lines are long. temperatures falling through the 40's. if you are near the lakeshore in
inland, but if you are waukesha westward, temperatures in the 30's. if you have things growing and want them up. joyce: remember to stay with over 80,000 wisconsin jobs lost to unfair trade. but senator johnson sided with corporate interests, calling for even more unfair trade, voting for special tax breaks for corporations shipping jobs overseas, costing taxpayers billions. and johnson's been exposed for using what looks like an offshore tax shelter for himself.
this is abc news live coverage of election night 2016. here again, george stephanopoulos. >> and we are back now. 7:30 in the east and polls have just closed in three more states. 38 electoral votes in the three states. let'ok now. donald trump has 24 electoral votes to three for hillary clinton, because he's just won the state of west virginia. solid republican state, voted republican in the last four elections. of course, donald trump made a direct pitch to the coal miners in that state. very turned off to democrats. that is a win for donald trump. we're closely following these battleground states. polls have closed in two battleground states, including the state of north carolina. hillary clinton closed out the campaign last night in the state
to project that right now. of course, mitt romney won that in 2012. barack obama won it in 2008. and this, jon karl, this is really hard-fought state. ro robbie mook saying, they're not even sure it's going to be decided tonight, and barack obama went in there heavy in the last several days. >> went over there huge to try to boost the turnout among young voters and especially african-american voters. the state that we are watching, returns are coming in. look at this. we have 40% of the vote already in, and -- florida. it's been going back and forth. so much early vote. that's why we're seeing so much come in. and neck and neck. it's been going back and forth between clinton and trump. some of the key counties, i mentioned hillsborough county, we don't have anything there yet. miami-dade county, a county that is two-thirds hispanic.
in, four years ago and it's almost exactly the same margin that clinton is winning right now. >> and that's really interesting. the clinton campaign told us that was right on the bubble. they would have to win that by 24%, 25% to have a chance of winning the state. just about right there right now. >> absolutely. and, i mean, it's going back and forth, every minute or so, it goes back and forth. >> i know you are going to keep an eye on that. the polls have closed in the state of ohio. such a key state for so many different election cycles. no republican has ever won the white house without winning the state of ohio. not what's happening there yet. this is one of donald trump's best states through the campaign. and david muir, you've been going through the exit polls, what are we learning from them? >> the working class, blue collar workers left behind in the rust belt, in ohio. look at the two questions. first, voters in ohio were asked, and this is preliminary data. your job situation versus four years ago. 38% said the job situation is better today. 35%, about the same, only 27% said it's worse today, but look
trade. he really went after hillary clinton on this, and bill clinton, his time on this and the trade deals struck under the first clinton administration. takes away jobs, 47%, concerned about trade deals, only 32% in ohio say it actually creates more jobs. so, these are issues key to trump's success in ohio. >> and ron claiborne in ohio for us. ron, i want to go to you. this has been such a competitive state for donald trump, despite the fact that the republican governor of ohio, john is against him. >> that's right, george. donald trump's effort had a lot going against him. john kasich very pointedly did not endorse donald trump. the senate candidate, rob portman, the gop senate candidate, endorsed him and after those remarks, recorded on the bus that came out, about a month ago, portman withdrew his endorsement of trump. also, the get out the vote effort here by the trump campaign considered weak. a schism in the gop party here
do very well here. the last polls we saw in the recent days showing him slightly ahead of hillary clinton. >> martha raddatz, you were there this weekend. >> ohio, just like pennsylvania. it is that divided america. there are parts of ohio that none of us would recognize as america. there is absolute blight. there are people who are desperate. and those are people who have turned to donald trump. and what they hear from him, i can ask voters, say, do you believe that he'll make a change, do clinton could make a change, and they'll say, i don't really believe either of them, but donald trump gave them some sort of hope. they didn't believe he could really make change, but it gave them hope. he said what they wanted to hear. >> and matthew dowd, one of the signs how much america is changing, right now, ohio is a state that democrats can win the presidency without winning ohio. >> i think we're going to see over the course of the night a few switches, we have to win this state in order to win the presidency, i think that's going to switch back and forth.
barack obama mattered in this election. if you take a look, one, he campaigned in the last ten days feverishly and helped build turnout. you look at his approval rating, one of the few things that's risen. people felt better about the president. when you look at his approval rating and how it breaks. if you approve of barack hussein obama, you voted for hillary clinton. if you didn't approve of barack obama, you voted for donald trump. >> the polls have closed in the state of virginia, one of those battleground states. let's look at it right now. we do not have enough votes in to project what's happened there just yet, but as you see, donald trump has a pretty good lead. of course, hillary clinton came into this campaign considering that one of her safer states, with a pretty healthy lead in the polls. we'll be following that all night. right now, i want to go to kellyann conway, joining us this evening. you're at trump tower, maybe at the hilton. tell me how you are feeling right now? >> we're feeling great, george.
states, it looks like a jump bam. we're trying to protect our core four and get to 270. as you know, we've had a really aggressive campaign to try to flip a blue state or two, and in doing so, we look at michigan, pennsylvania is always what i call a reach state, like your reach college when you apply, but it's one that really, to martha's earlier point, really is attracted to donald trump's question about trade and job creation and illegal immigration. looking at a big day of vote turnout in places like north carolina, florida, nevada, where the democrats generally do a very good job earlier on, and we like to make up those gains today. and you look at michigan, pennsylvania, new hampshire, three states that don't have a very robust early vote, absentee voting would be the key in those states and so that's why we've been deploying governor pence and mr. trump back to those states where they'll be basically 100% day-of voting.
speech and a concession speech. are you working on two, as well? >> i was with mr. trump until we arrived to trump tower at 4:30 this morning, and he's feeling really great. he's feeling buoyant. very pleased about the movement he's created, the fact that he has given voice to a lot of the forgotten men and women that martha was talking about, in ohio for example. i feel campaign going into tonight, too. we're competitive with a candidate, hillary clinton, who is very well known, who has the advantage of a very popular president, a former president who is also popular. happens to be her husband. a lot of celebrities campaigning for her. and we didn't always have, you know, republican elected officials. we're going to win a couple of the states tonight without the republican governors or senators voting for us. >> i want to ask you about that. we know that former president george h.w. bush voted for hillary clinton.
donald trump. john mccain and mitt romney both did not vote for donald trump. how much did that hurt you? >> it doesn't help. and it's very personally disappointing, though i respect all four of the people you just mentioned, and respect their right to vote the way they'd like. i just would, what i would say to that is that we were all there for them, certainly, but secondly, you know, in growing a party, you have to count on being able to keep the party also it is together, to be able to grow it. and the irony for is, he's been able to grow this party in places and among voter groups without having the full support of some of the erelecte officials. we've worked hand and glove with chairman rins preibus and the rnc. they've been nothing but fantastic to us here at the trump campaign. but at the same time, we don't have all the senators, governors, former presidents. the irony, george, is tonight, we are poised to win states that neither romney nor mccain won
romney or mccain support. donald trump's taken the party away from dangerously close to being the party of the elites and to the party of the working man and working women. that's a huge accomplishment. >> mr. trump talked a lot about before tonight, the possibility of some problems at voting sites. are you seeing any big ones? >> we're hearing reports of some, but nothing that's tangible enough to me to raise flags. but we do have folks giving reports anecdotally. we have positive information from the polling places today. very long lines o their full trump regalia, famous now head hats. so, people excited, i think you are going to see record turnout in some places. that's a great sign for the health of democracy. but we will assess that, as it comes due. if it comes due. we're really focused right now on people who are still voting in some of these states after work, looking at the data
see if we can piece together 270. >> i know you have a lot more work to do. thank you for joining us. i want to go to pierre thomas right now. keeping an eye on ballot security. hearing of any major problems? >> no major problems so far. things are going pretty well. nothing to speak of, george. >> okay, pierre thomas, thank you. i want to go back now to robin roberts. you're there with a member of the clinton campaign. >> yes, i am. i'm here with christina shockey. so, responding to materially results we're seeing? >> we feel great tonight. as you can see, thousands of people are starting to pour into javits center to what we hope is going to be a celebration tonight. we felt great coming into today, because of the impressive early vote, in florida and north carolina. we really saw the hillary coalition come out and vote for her early. and from the early results, we're feeling very excited right now. >> and the number of people that have come out all across the
such. >> yeah, you know, it's really exciting for us to see millions of americans are getting out there today. we're seeing democracy in ak. we're really grateful, by the enthusiastic supporters for hillary clinton. we're really seeing hillary's coalition come together tonight. african-americans, latinos, millennials, asia-pacific islanders, suburban moms are coming out to support her. we think this is going to be a historic night. >> i don't have to tell you that hillary clinton's unfavorable that is one of the reasons why you were brought in. what has been the biggest challenge there? >> we've had a lot of headwinds in this campaign. hillary's certainly be at the forefront of a lot of issues for many years and she takes a lot of incoming attacks. she has for decades. but she keeps in there and keeps fighting. we had some headwinds during the campaign, but she worked her heart out and i think people responded to her positive message for this country. >> the crowd is growing and they
the big screen that is hanging from the glass ceiling, and people have commented about the glass ceiling here. >> we think it's going to be a meaningful night. we are trying to make our capacity bigger here tonight, robin, is because so many of the people that we invited asked to bring their daughters. we had moms and dads say that they thought this was going to be a really meaningful night for this country, they wanted to bring their daughters to be here to hear hillary clinton speak. you somebody who has fought on behalf of children and families her entire life. she's a children's advocate, running for president of the united states. we think hshe's going to make history tonight and be an incredible president for america. >> a large crowd here and even larger crowd waiting outside to get in, george. >> okay, robin, thank you so much. be coming back to you in a little bit. i want to put the results from virginia up again. show the raw vote coming in for virginia. right now, showing a relatively large, rather large lead for
go inside the numbers, show us what's coming in and try to assess what it means. >> that would be shocking, because this is a state the clinton team has felt they've had a lead for a long time and the trump team actually pulled resources out of virginia, but if you drill down, you see that trump lead isn't all that it appears. first of all, virginia is a state that the further south you go, the stronger republican vote you're going to have. the key vote and the most populous part of the state is up north. fairfax county. this is a county points for barack obama and you see there's not much vote coming in. less than 1,000 votes in there. that's going to be overwhelmingly clinton vote. and then, arlington county, right in here, nothing. nothing's come in. that's an area that obama won by 40 points four years ago. there's a bell weather county, louden county, which kind of crosses different parts of the state, and if you look at that,
loudoun, clinton has the lead. >> and matthew dowd, a real sign of a rapidly changing america right there. virginia used to be part of the solid republican south. it's been won by barack obama twice. as they get an influx of a lot of new populations. >> well, i think it's a reflection of this urban/rural split. george bush, worked on his campaign in 2000 and 2004, we never considered west virginia close to a swing state. that changed automatically in almost no longer a swing state, it's moving so rapidly blue in the course of this. it's a problematic situation for the republican party that because of these demographics, a lot of these states now are following the demographics. >> how do the republicans get virginia and states like it back? >> we have to win voters who live in denser areas. large pieces of the state are rural, but when folks are living
republicans need to win places back like virginia there. >> and stephanie rawlings-blake, you represent a city heavy african-american population, but one of the concerns, for the longest time, african-american voters were not coming out in the same numbers they were coming out for barack obama. >> i think secretary clinton really leaned on the first lady in this race, and i think you're going to see the african-american vote really come out. i think it's unreasonable to expect the vote to com same way it did in 2008, 2012, but i think that we're really going to show up, because we understand how important this race is. i was there at the congressional black caucus, when president obama looked into the crowd and said, if you care about me, and if you care about my legacy, then you need to support hillary clinton, and i think a lot of us heard that very loudly. >> cokie roberts, you spent a lot of time studying first ladies, michelle obama, in some ways, the star of this campaign. >> she was the prime surrogate
african-american voters, young people. young people. really responded to her. and she just -- she took it on the trail in a way that was so meaningful. and her, of course, her popularity ratings are so high that, when donald trump just once went after her, he pulled back, the only time he really pulled back fast. and hillary clinton, of course, took up her chant from the convention of, when we go high, and took it out on the trail, but the other thing michelle obama did that was so effective was, every place she went, she'd say to the voters, just two more votes in this precinct would have turned it around, and she had all of that data that she used along with her inspirational talks, to really get the voters energized. >> and cecilia vega, hillary clinton said she wasn't voting for bill clinton's third term, wasn't running for barack obama's third tearm, but you di
president obama said, we have work that needs to get finished. >> the biggest rally of this entire campaign was just last night in philadelphia on independence mall. the obamas there, the clintons there. george, this election has very been about for hillary clinton preserves president obama's legacy, and she's using that as a way to get votes, especially with what kristina called the clinton coalition. african-american voters. latino voters. voters of color. the mention, which i thought was really interesting is white men. hillary clinton has had a huge problem with that from the very beginning. but george, i want to go back to michelle obama for one second. one of the most invigorating rallies that i covered covering this for the last year and a half was a michelle obama rally in north carolina, with hillary clinton. when they walked out, arm and arm in a college arena, that place went wild. and hillary clinton has tried to capitalize on that ever since that they go low, we go high moment at the convention.
we areac election night 2016 right here in times square. and right outside, michael strahan with some clinton supporters? >> thank you, george. i'm out here with a group of students from pace university. and how many of you are first-time voters? as you can see, a lot of young voters out here. and i have mariah right here. she's 20 years old. first-time voter. she's from tennessee, and you usually are on the conservative side, but you voted for, everyone here voted for hillary. what made you vote for hillary?
support trump, because of his views towards women, i think he's sexist, i don't agree with the idea of it being okay for someone to brag about sexual assaulting women. i didn't like the whole muslim ban thing. i didn't like the idea of someone calling mexicans rapists and drug dealers. so, there are a lot of things -- >> a lot of things. >> a lot of things he said that i didn't agree with. and a lot of things don't line up w republican, like, family morals, so, i couldn't support him. >> all right, well, definitely understand that. and congratulations on being a first-time voter. your voice will be heard and we're going to go back to you, george. >> thank you, michael. want to go down to north carolina. linsey davis in raleigh, north carolina. and linsey, the polls closed there at 7:30. what do you hear there? important senate race there on the ballot and the governor is
in theory, the polls were supposed to close at 7:30, but because of some problems that occurred in durham county, what they're describing as computer glitches that essentially shut down voting for a period of time, they have extended voting at a few locations in durham county. as you mentioned, some calling this the tight trifecta, because you not only have a tight race for the senate, for governor, but also for president. according to the most recent polls here for president, north carolina, you have a tie between ar trump. and this is the epitome of a swing state -- right? because in 2012, north carolina voted for mitt romney, in 2008, president obama. a huge help for president 0 bam that in 200 8, extremely large black turnout. hillary clinton will need a repeat of that in order to win north carolina again. but based on early voting here, the black voter turnout is nine points down this year, compared
course, the year that president obama lost. also, just to look at that senate race, this is being called one of the core four, obviously, democrats need four seats in order to win control of a majority in the senate. and democrats are looking very closely, thinking that they could get a win here. and then you have the race for governor here, where the incumbent republican, people are suggesting that there may be a referendum on his bathroom bill, which some estimate has cost the state billions of dollars in lost revenue, george. >> a lot of controversy in that state. linsey davis, thank you. let's keep north carolina up there, see the results as they are coming in. that's florida. let's bring up north carolina. jon, i want you to dig inside what you are learning for the counties. >> it is going back and forth. if you look at what's happening here, the big democratic stronghold in north carolina, of course, is the raleigh-durham area. one of the big strongholds. this is an area that barack obama won by a double-digit
yet from raleigh durham. it's big, populated. i would expect as we see more coming from there, you are going to see clinton pull ahead. you see one county here to keep an eye on that's not come in is watauga. this county's voted for the winner in every single presidential election since 1996, but again, no vote coming in. so, although you have a quarter of the vote coming in, very even, going back and forth. there's a lot of hillary clinton vote that's not been counted yet. >> >> they asked, when you made their decision, a rlot of talk about director comey's announcement, whether it would make a difference. look at north carolina. 59% said they made their decision much earlier. 18% say in the month of october. just 5% say in the last few days or the last week. and we've seen similar results from some of the other battlegrounds. and the qualities in north carolina that matter most.
21%, right experience. as you know, donald trump was campaigning on change in washington. >> and martha raddatz, north carolina, another one of the states that's changing very rapidly. >> there's a fascinating figure here. the toddler population of this country, 3, 4-year-olds, younger, is now majority nonwhite. 70% of the electorate is down two points from 2012, so, that trend is going to continue, as >> and it is accelerating. martha, thank you. we have to take another quick break. when we come back, polls about to close in 16 more states, including one of the biggest, one of the most critical of the night, that is the battleground state of florida.
the time has finally come. they've made their case. >> we will make america great again. >> we're going to prove to the world we are stronger together. >> so, who will be your next president? right now, live from times square, the crossroads of america, with our c crossroads, this is abc election night 2016. now reporting, from abc news election headquarters, george stephanopoulos. >> and welcome back to election night 2016. 8:00 p.m. here in the east. and the polls have just closed in 16 states, plus the district of columbia. let's look at where things stand right now. you see there, 68 electoral votes for hillary clinton, 37 for donald trump. the magic number is 270.
clinton has won the big state of illinois. chef was born in the state of illinois. that is her home state. she's the winner there. democrat has won by double digits in the past six presidential elections. hillary clinton wins the state of illinois. hillary clinton also wins the state of new jersey. that is a state that's not voted republican since 1988 for george h.w. bush. one of the states where donald trump has a home, but that one's gone to hillary clinton. hillary clinton also w true blue state of massachusetts. it has voted democrat in the last seven elections. last voted republican in 1984. of course, also the home of senator elizabeth warren, one of hillary clinton's allies, perhaps donald trump's most determined foe on twitter. hillary clinton wins the state of massachusetts. and the state of maryland. and its ten electoral votes. hillary clinton wins that, as well.
you have a new senator, as well. >> i do. i'm very excited. he got such a wonderful reputation in the house, and he is going to do an amazing job. and as this is all coming together, you know, i'm very excited about what this clinton coalition is going to be. i'm excited about the numbers that we're hearing and i'm very optimistic. >> more numbers are coming in. the state of rhode island, four electoral votes, again, one of those solid blue states, the last republican island, ronald reagan in 1984. another one, state of delaware, its three electoral votes, the northeast filling in blue right now. last voted republican in 1988 for george h.w. bush. district of columbia, no surprise there, that goes to hillary clinton right there and its three electoral votes, and now one for donald trump, the state of mississippi and its six electoral votes. jimmy carter, the last democrat to win that in 1976. donald trump campaigned in mississippi, he ones that state.
electoral votes. voted republican in every presidential election since 1968. and matthew dowd, before we move on right here, what you are starting to see here is the way tradition has gone in so many of the last elections, democrats have won so many of the solid blue states for the six out of the last seven elections, appears to be continuing tonight. >> if you look at the map as it fills in, it's very much similar to a map we saw in 2012 and very similar to, for a few exceptions, to 2008. so, you see the demographics, we've seen it among race, and the geography, that's settled out in the country, vast swaths are red and then there's coasts that become blue. >> let's put up the map again one more time. see where the scoreboard stands right now. 68 electoral votes for hillary clinton, 37 for donald trump so far. a lot of states coming in right now that we don't have enough votes to project, including the state of connecticut.
for george h.w. bush. of course, that was his home state. hillary clinton and donald trump both won their primaries in april. we cannot call that one yet. tennessee, the state of tennessee, not enough data in yet on the state of tennessee and its 11 electoral votes. haven't voted democrat since 1996, even al gore, when he ran in 2000, could not win his home state for the democrats. we don't have enough data, this is a little bit of a surprise, the vote just coming in slow, but the state of alabama, and its nine electoral votes, not enough day to projectre not enough day to project in the state of maine, either, its four electoral votes. and jon karl, there's a little twist in maine, one of two states where they split the votes. >> that's right. so, the second congressional district of maine is way up north, they say the people up there speak with canadian a accents, but they vote like they're from alabama. it's part of the state that the trump team has put a lot of effort in. one of their paths to 270
exactly 270, and they have to take that maine congressional district. >> okay, state of missouri right now, ten electoral votes, state has gone blue only twice in the past decade, '92 and '96. not enough information in to project on that one. important senate race being held there, as well. so, we're going to spend time looking at missouri later. but these are the states we're paying most attention to tonight, these battleground states, these 12 battleground states, and the biggest one of them all, the polls have now in the state of florida. and that is the big one. jonathan karl, 29 electoral votes, not only are the polls closed, so much of the vote is coming in. let's look at what exactly we're seeing in that vote right now. >> well, if you take a deep dive into florida, it's been going back and forth. right now, clinton with a slight lead. but if you take a look at the counties, again, it all comes down to some of the bell weather counties. down here, miami-dade is
if you look at miami-dade, hillary clinton has a big lead there, 30-point lead, a bigger lead than barack obama had in 2012. and still a significant amount of vote to be counted in miami-dade. that's going to be overwhelmingly hillary clinton. if you go up here to the panhandle, george, this is -- excuse me. if you go up to the panhandle, this is a part of florida that is overwhelmingly republican, and we see very little vote has been counted up there. donald trump vote. one other county to mention is devalue deval county, part of the state that mitt romney won by three points. right now, we have a slight lead for donald trump. the trend seems to be moving towards hillary clinton. >> there's no more important state early on in this evening. david muir, what do you have in the exit polls? >> the clinton campaign wants florida to lights out for the
miam miam miami-dade. if you dive in at the racial makeup of the voters so far in florida. hispanic/latino making up 18%. that's just ticking up one percentage point from four years ago. and if you break it down, when you make up your decision, many of them, 61% said much earlier than the most recent weeks. but look at this. this could be interesting, as the night plays out. when asked if trump's treatment of bothers you after the audio released from that bus, 68% of florida voters saying so far that that bothered them a lot >> martha raddatz, you spent a lot of time on the road and a lot of the voters said it wasn't making that much of a difference to them. >> a little bit of truth in both of that. they said it made a difference, but not as much as you would expect it. and it changed over the months that i went. first, they were very concerned about it, then they weren't as concerned about it. so, they went either way. didn't seem like as big a deal as we're hearing about tonight. and i think it was very different in different states.
areas, they knew everything about it. they knew every little change. >> let's go back to paula faris, at the university of miami. what is happening there right now? what are you feeling? >> well, i got to tell you, there's a lot of excitement from the students behind me. as have been mentioning, all about florida and trump's campaign knows that. it's virtually impossible for him to win the presidency would winning here at the sunshine state, that's why he spent more time and money here than anywhere else. in fact, both candidates have spent more time here in florida over the last anywhere else. the story here, george, has been the early vote. 6.4 million floridians voted early here. we went to five polling stations, and they were virtually ghosttowns. to put that into context, that's more than the total vote here in florida back in 2000. one key demographic that david muir was just referencing was that hispanic vote. and the early hispanic vote in 2012 was 522,000.
of hispanic early vote didn't even vote in the last election cycle. i have to tell you, the students here, george, are so engaged, most of these students are from out of state. they know the gravity of this vote. they registered here in florida, because they know their vote is going to count. one of the students said, quote, i'm so nervous, i might pass out. but george, they want to say one thing to you. >> hi, george! >> you have a lot of fans here on the campus of the university of miami, george. >> that is good to hear. i will take that. thanks very let's stick in on this. i want to bring tom and cecilia here. what we are seeing with the focus on the latino vote and the early vote is the difference in the ground games between the clinton organization and the trump organization. >> yeah, they both call this a must-win state. and hillary clinton has spent a lot of time in florida, in fact, one of the things we've seen over her -- out of her campaign in the last few months is this coalition of big name celebrity surrogates. and she had this huge rally down there with jennifer lopez and
trying to galvanize the latino community down in florida. donald trump say, he spends half of his time in florida, that's his second home. hillary clinton is trying to get in on that ground. >> tom llamas, he did very well in the primaries. >> he won 66 of the 67 counties. the only county he lost, miami-dade. i can't tell you enough how important florida is for donald trump. it's part of their core four. it's where he had the most visits since he locked up the nomination. look at the ad spending. the $41 million for donald trump. now, kellyanne conway said there is one path to the nomination without florida, but many people you are chasing windmills at that point. >> another big announcement out of the state of florida. marco rubio, he was running for president earlier in the year, decided to go back into the senate race, he will come back as the senator. he has won that race, 51% to 46%, right now over patrick murphy. and jon karl, seeing a real gap
donald trump. >> yeah in miami-dade, it's over ten points. statewide, five to six points depending as it goes back and forth. rubio outperforming donald trump. it's a little sweet revenge. rube yoep's presidential campaign died in florida, when he got destroyed by donald trump. he said he was never going to run for senate again. he finally decided to change his mind to run and he had to answer for every everything he said about trump during the primaries. he never lifted his endorsement, george, but he made it clear he stl trump. >> he did vote for -- >> he did vote for donald trump. >> and he endorsed him. secret ballot. we'll see. >> we remember marco rubio from the debate. >> but you know, george, he said, during the primaries that donald trump couldn't be trusted with the nuclear codes. during the course of this election, he said, yes, he still believes that, but he still has my endorsement. >> i want to bring the republican strategists in. marco rubio, a case study in the kind of pretzels you can get
dealing with donald trump. called him a con artist, just said he could not be trusted with the nuclear codes. yet, in the end, he comes around and votes for him. >> yes, he does. and that was the tight rope a lot of republicans had to walk, but if marco rubio is running five to ten points ahead of donald trump, i'm demanding a recount. that's -- those are not good signs early for donald trump in florida. you know, trump has been appealing to a different voter than rubio. rubio's about the future. republican party's budweiser voter, older, whiter, less educated, rubio is very different candidate. and you can see a different republican party than maybe younger, more optimistic, doing better in florida tonight. >> and bill, you saw the real split here between former republican officials and current office holders. the former president says, i'm not voting for donald trump.
holding their nose, to say, i'm going to vote for him. >> there's a lot of pressure for them if they're on the ballot in particular. and that but true of rubio and to toomey. the secret ballot is a good thing. in the general election, jimmy carter, gerald ford was on the ballot. he was the democratic candidate for senate in new york. he respected gerald ford. i don't think he had a high view of carter. i asked pat, did you really vote for carter over the history of the secret ballot. and how important a thing that is in the anglo-american tradition. i wonder about paul ryan, marco rubio. >> tom llamas, you wanted in on this? >> we have news coming in for the first time tonight, we are hearing frustration from donald trump, in an interview tonight over the radio, on lindsey graham not voting for him.
him, he said, well, i think it's sad. donald trump can't be surprised. he put lindsay graey graham's c phone number out there. george w. bush, he savaged him on the war in iraq and destroyed his brother, constantly made fun of his brother and family. for the first time, george, we are hearing the frustration of what's happening tonight. >> got to take another quick break. when we come back, nate silver's forecast is change pg. we'll have that, plus more states. okay google, show me korean restaurants in boulder. google assistant: i found a few places. vo: the new pixel, phone by google. exclusively on verizon. the only next gen network that lets you get the most out of it. how is this possible? vo: because verizon lte advanced delivers 50% faster peak speeds in 450 cities, coast to coast. buy a pixel and get up to $400 back. and get 20 gigs of data
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election night 2016. i want to go straight to nate silver from fivethirtyeight, our forecasting guru. nate, your forecast is changing right now? >> a little bit. we have clinton up to 78%. she was at 72% at the start of the night. as more blue states come in, predictably to her side. >> she goes up even though the states were expected to go her way? >> yeah, i mean, you know, what we're seeing is we have some semblance of a normal election night in america. you're not seeing new jersey go red or something like th state that's called will shift those numbers a whole bunch. and we're on the edge of four, five or six, maybe not on the edge, but monitoring four, five, six states right now. no major domino has fallen, but still, the script is going a little bit more how the clinton campaign would want it. >> we don't have any swing states we can call, but two other states can come in. the state of south carolina has gone republican, of course, we were saying it is a solid republican state. the only democrat to win was jimmy carter in 1976. and tennessee hasn't voted for a
well. let me bring in one of donald trump's biggest supporters, former major rudy giuliani. i like what "washington post" reporter sent out a bulletin, and you just left trump's apartment, said trump is watching everything, though i'm telling him not to. >> i meant during the campaign, more than tonight. i used to always tell him during the campaign, don't watch never watched television. but he loved watching it. >> how is he doing right now? >> i never -- oh, he's fine. he's in great shape. he -- he's -- he's happy, obviously, he doesn't -- he doesn't know how all these numbers are going to turn out anymore than we do, but he's pretty happy with the information we've gotten back about where we perform, where we
that's probably the best description i can give. i wish i could think of a better one. >> you say he's been happy. he's been lashing out tonight, including lindsey graham. he still seems to have some anger there. >> i haven't heard that, i mean, i can't imagine what lindsey has to do with tonight, but in any event, this is a question of, we got to find out what the voters are going to do and nobody ever knows i remember in '04, kerry was going to win up until 9:00 at night and then all of a sudden, boom, it switched. >> no question. we all remember that change. do you think donald trump is at peace with whatever the voters decide tonight? >> oh, yeah. this is a very mature, very accomplished man. i think, obviously, whoever wins is going to be extremely happy
is going to be really disappointed, because as you know, george, this is a tremendous effort, you give your whole life to it, and you also feel tremendous sort of loyalty to the people who worked so hard for you. so, this is not something that is easy to lose, it's something wonderful to win. i expect that he's going to win it, but i certainly am not a things switch in a second one way or the other. >> if he wins, there's been some talk of him serving as attorney general. are you interested? >> right now, i'm interested in getting through tonight. and i'm superstitious. i'm superstitious about that stuff. i never -- when i was running, i never talked to anybody about what they might do, should i get elected, even though i was a front-runner for awhile. i certainly thought about it in
sometimes you'd have these little dreams of who your secretary of state or your attorney general or secretary of defense would be or head of the cia, but i never talked to anybody about it, i never would let anybody talk to me about it. >> major iugiuliani, thank you r joining us tonight. >> thank you very much, george. always a pleasure. >> jon, we're tabout to take another break. >> a few minutes ago, there was a 30-vote lead out of 8 million te trump has just moved ahead ever so slightly, but this is looking incredibly close. one thing you have to say for donald trump, they are still counting votes in the panhandle, there are still votes to come in in miami-dade county. this is going to be a contest at the end that i think is going to go right down to the wire. >> matthew dowd, you worked on the george w. bush campaign in 2000, little deja vu. >> ah, i hope we're not faced with 547 votes in this, but it
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we are live in downtown milwaukee near the newness of paul holding. then: joyce and kathy, it has really been a tale of two different lines. there are about 50 people waiting to vote. he registered votes are in the handout in five minutes. there have not been any notable problems today. for the most part, if people have the proper id they can test a ballot issue. if someone is a mind by 8:00 p.m. they will be able to cast a vote. in milwaukee downtown, ben hutchison. anchor: we are live at city hall. christina? christina: it has been very busy across the county today. i have seen quite a few people walking in, getting in the last minute vote but it has tailored off.
elementary in waukesha, close to 100 people lined up after 6:00. the most significant, the town of lisbon where polling sites ran out of ballots. trouble with machines reading them. that was resolved before 3:00 p.m. and there was a shortage in another city that was directed. you have until 8:00 to vote. a couple people registering. you can you're in mind by 8:00 you can do that. we're live in waukesha. anchor: be race for u.s. senate, the winner could turning national balance of power. >> challenging incumbent ron johnson. the race is a tossup. live from both campaign parties. both parties will bring you
are here keeping tabs. >> abc news and associates are calling several states already. let's get to that. >> we will show you what we have so far. these are from the associated press. you can see the state and red has been declared a donald trump state. hillary withac looking at some of the candidates and races tonight. we have been hearing from abc about how close the race is. you can see for yourself. tight at this moment in time. still votes to be counted in the panhandle area of florida and miami-dade, southern florida. this race is still fluid, still type.
tonight. >> projections coming in. stay with us and stay with abc news. >> we have crews across the state live from milwaukee and waukesha county to our squash and gainesville. abc news will be on in we will be offering live updates. >> live updates from the two different campaigns. the feingold camp and the johnson camp are covered. state, oliver the area covering the trump and clinton campaigns as well. >> live at paul ryan's headquarters, he is in a race to keep the first congressional seat and if he retains that he will remain house speaker. a lot of national coverage. >> 31 minutes left to vote. we have all of this equipment
and we are back now at 8:30 here in the east. that is the crowd for hillary clinton's campaign at the javits center here in midtown manhattan. go to robin roberts in a minute. let's look at the map, the scoreboard right now. see where the electoral votes stand. there, very close so far. 68 for hillary clinton, 66 for donald trump. the magic number, 270. we can now say that donald trump has won the state of alabama. nine electoral votes. last time they voted for a democrat, 1976. that was the only time since 1964. it guess to donald trump. and the polls have closed in one more state. another home state of hillary clinton, the state of arkansas, of course, her husband was governor there for many years.
right there. and of course, we are following these battleground states, these 12 battleground states that are so important in this election, and the polls have also closed in the state of pennsylvania. one of the key ones. the keystone state, a real co cornerstone of hillary clinton's strategy. one of her closing rallies there, president obama, the first lady. this is so key. donald trump's campaign hoping this could be one of the states firewall that they could flip. and deborah roberts, you're in johnstown, pennsylvania, where there is a core of trump support. >> that's exactly right, george. in fact, folks are hoping that they will see some seismic activity here from johnstown tonight. i have to tell you, though, that even though this is, and pennsylvania has traditionally, in the last few weeks, tilted democratic, they are hoping to see a big shift. we're at a watch party for a
first republican in 30 years to occupy what is traditionally been a democratic seat. they are also hoping to see this in the presidential race. this is trump territory. it's a former steel mill town, people have seen a lot of unemployment, drug problems. they feel like donald trump speaks to them. he was here about a week and a half ago, and boy did they turn out for him, george. tonight, a lot of the folks are saying they are solid by behind him. some democrats have told us that they voted for donald trump. i spoke with she reluctantly voted for him. people said they weren't thrilled about this candidate, but they feel that he understands their problems, their pain and their suffering, better than hillary clinton. and they're hoping that this area might somehow ship this state a little bit more and maybe tip it over to the trump column. could be a long night. a lot of folks here excited and we'll see what happens. >> we will. deborah roberts in johnstown, pennsylvania. of course, hillary clinton,
all-important philadelphia suburbs. >> the counties around flo philadelphia. so interesting to hear the president say, i hope the moms and dads out there will think about their daughters, the respect for their daughters, a direct appeal to the moment in the campaign when we heard that audio from that bus. we know this number so far. in the philadelphia suburbs, obama won them by seven points. hillary clinton is winning them by 27 points. if you look at what said about women on that audio tape and some of the other behavior towards women, look at this. 71% of pennsylvania voters said it bothered them a lot. only 28% said not at all. so, it would ail peer in the counties around philadelphia, the strategy is working. >> martha, you spent a lot of time in those counties, as well. the clinton campaign pitching directly at women. >> i have to say, johnstown, where deborah roberts is, that's the only place i asked a voter
me, there is no way a woman could do that job. back in the philadelphia suburbs, they like hillary clinton. but they don't like her as much as they used to. i mean, the e-mail thing, we were talking about it before, that actually has some resonance in those areas. but again, they like donald trump even less. >> and tom llamas, the philadelphia suburbs, the only place we saw a speech from melania trump. >> that is right. he hoped -- outside of philadelphia, in the he hoped that melania could win over female voters, waudbecause trump campaign was worried about all the comments, all the women that came forward in the last few weeks accusing donald trump of sexual harassment, melania was supposed to be is secret weapon. she gave the one speech, we didn't see her again. during your interview, he announced to her she was going to be speaking, it was news to her. we were in pennsylvania yesterday, in scranton, in a
from the lights and the sea of red hats and the crowd was so hangry. they were on fire. and donald trump felt off that, he said one of the most vicious lines about hillary clinton. he said, that is the face of failure. that is the face of a failed foreign policy. >> i want to get to new hampshire in a second. we have a senate race to call and congressman todd young in the state of indiana has defeated evan bayh in that state. evan bayh, a former two-term this is a real blow to the democrats hopes to take the senate. >> it is. getting senator bayh back into office was a key part of taking the majority. this loss means that pathway is tougher. there's still a shot, but it is getting tougher. >> but you know, this also makes missouri a race to watch, because blunt is the evan bayh of missouri.
they can balance each other out. >> and running against a real, a person that's -- jason kander, made his name in the last several months. >> todd young, the challenger, ran a classic -- the democrats recruited evan bayh, chuck schumer did it personally, and they thought this was great, get a two-term governor and two-term senator back. they recruited a de facto incumbent and allowed the republican to run the challenger race for a republican seat. and young was b 15 points in the last two weeks. >> evan bayh got hit for staying in a hotel room instead of his paren apartment -- >> if only that worked on the presidential level. >> it will not. >> and look, evan bayh had a 35-point lead at one point, george. this was a great recruit for democrats, or so they thought. but you know, as you said, two
senate. by the way, we have other big news -- >> abc news can project that republicans are going to retain control of the house, right there. democrats are not going to be able to pick up enough seats to get control of the house. >> not a big surprise. but this means that paul ryan will be the man, we think, i mean, the challenge now is, paul ryan is speaker of the house. he supported donald trump, but refused to campaign with him. a lot of anger on the part of people who supported trump. and he will face a challenge to his speake republicans have control. but there will be a lot of republicans who, in the house, who are saying that paul ryan should pay a price for not more fully supporting trump. >> cokie and charlie, you covered the house. this is going to be a real challenge for paul ryan and who the next president is. >> absolutely. paul ryan has been saying over the last couple of days, oh, this is a lot of hype, i'm fine for speaker, everybody's for me, i've been out in all their districts campaigning for them.
he's got a whole caucus that is very much opposed to him, and he's got to placate them at the same time that he'll be under pressure if there's a democratic president, to work with her. and so, it's going to be a lot of tugging on him to come. >> and then he's got to factor in, as well, charlie gibson, does he want to be president of the united states, and speaker is not the place to do it from. >> is there a question about whether he runs for president? i can answer that one with one word, too. and basically, he tried to finesse the trump problem, as to whether he would support donald trump or not, by simply going out and saying, i care about my members, i'm going to go out and do everything i can for them. he really worried about his on constituency in the house. but it's a devilishly difficult group to manage. as john boehner learned when he was speaker of the house. so, ryan's problems aren't going to go away. >> even if he retains control, if he has a smaller majority
with hillary clinton, another challenge to work with donald trump. there is no question that donald trump was irritated throughout this campaign by paul ryan. >> george, it was the strangest political relationship. almost like love affair in junior high, like, did they break up, are they back together? two weeks ago, i interviewed donald trump and i asked him what he thought about paul ryan, he said one of the reasons he wasn't supporting him is because he thought paul ryan wanted to run for president. republicans were so upset over that. reince priebus, from wisconsin, to mend that relationship, and just in the closing days, the trump campaign deciding to pull out of wisconsin. they didn't go there in the final days. and i can't remember, and jon karl can help me out there, did they ever appear together in public? >> they never appeared on stage together. not once. this is -- and it's an unbelievable relationship, because trump was, you know, had ryan at his convention, ryan was -- >> the chair of the convention. >> the chair of the convention, and they didn't appear together. >> even when they met in
them going in. they never showed each other together. >> but i tell you, ryan will face a serious challenge to his -- >> george, one of the things that we're seeing tonight, three big check marks to be checked tonight in the politics in washington. the republicans just made a big check mark. they retained the house of representatives. they are starting to look like, they just won a seat in indiana that nobody expected them to win in the course of this, that's beginning to see where it goes. so, the idea that the republican party was gone, there was an anchor on it, they retain most of t retain the house and we're waiting to hear on the president and the senate. so, this is a country still governed by two political parties. >> and mary bruce is in wisconsin, the home of the speaker of the house, paul ryan. mary, what's happening there? >> you know, george, paul ryan is a bit superstitious when it comes to election days. he has a ritual, he goes hunting. he did that today. he's hoping the good luck will carry over, and he's going to need it. regardless of what happens
at stake here. his political future is on the line. if donald trump does not win, if hillary clinton does, paul ryan could face huge, tremendous challenges regardless. he is going to be the most powerful republican standing in the house, if hillary clinton does, in fact, win. he could be an instant 2020 contender, and that means he's going to have to find some kind of way to show the republicans in congress can get something done, why dealing with the push-back that he could be getting from members of his own at him if donald trump loses tonight. >> you'll be covering the house for us. i want to go back to the battleground board. and one of the key states right there is the state of new hampshire, polls have closed in the state of new hampshire, as well. don't have enough votes to project a winner right there, but jon karl, this is a small state. only four electoral votes, but on this electoral map in this year, it packs a powerful punch. >> absolutely. another one of those states that's on donald trump's path to
new hampshire is really, in many ways, the state that gave us donald trump republican nominee. remember, he lost iowa, came in second, and then he came in and had that huge victory in new hampshire, which propelled him into south carolina and onto the nomination. he's been largely behind in the public polls in new hampshire, almost throughout the course of this campaign, since the convention. this is a tough state for them. >> the republican debate in new hampshire, such a that campaign. that was the debate where marco rubio took it on the chin from chris christie. he was rising in this race for -- before that happened. >> he punched himself in the chin. >> he was repeating his argument against president obama. >> how many times was it? >> three times. three times. as a moderator, you let him do it and let the voters notice it themselves. governor chris christie noticed it, he was across the stage.
at me, i'm ready on this one. i'm not in the game with you. >> there he goes again. robot. >> he brought up governor christie's name. so, we went to the governor next. >> that was pivotal. >> the other -- the other reason new hampshire so important. i want to bring this to cecilia vega, as well. if hillary clinton can hold onto the state of new hampshire, then donald trump is almost certainly going to have to flip one of those other big blue states right across the stop of the midwest. >> absolutely. and you've seen her concentrate on new hampshire a lot recently, not too long ago, with massachusetts senator elizabeth warren. this is bernie sanders' backyard. you go back to that primary, the hard-fought primary she lost in that state and now she's trying to turn it to her camp. she is, this is one of the states where we saw her reach out to millennial voters, where she really struggled with that. interesting to see how this works out for her tonight. the clinton camp is watching this state closely. >> more senate news, coming from the state of illinois. and this is a pickup for the
veteran, who is -- defeated senator mark kirk, he was seeking a second term. you see it right there. tammy duckworth, that is a pickup for the democrats. they need four, if hillary clinton wins the white house to control the senate, five if she doesn't. that is the first pickup there for the senate democrats, and stephanie, that was one that was long expected. >> long expected. she has been running very strong there for some time, against mark kirk, incnt explosions over racial comments he's made. so, she really tied up the race in the past couple of weeks. the probability of her wins was only going up. >> the democrats plus-one right now. and while we're here, let's go back to florida. that state, so important, how much do we have in right now? >> well, it is close. 48% clinton, 49% trump. trump has been gaining here.
if you want to see one story to tell you about trump's strength right now in florida, it's the county of valucia county. this is a county that romney won, but barely. he had 111,000 votes. i'm on brevard, i'm sorry. there it is. volusia county. 30,000 more votes docked than mitt romney in 2012. florida, we have 10% of the state to count. this is, i think, going to be very close. look back at miami-dade county, again, this is the big overwhelmingly democratic largely hispanic county, and we have 91% reporting, so, we'll have -- >> and what is the vote, with 91% in there, what is the vote gap?
than barack obama did, and in fact, if you look at our exit polls, she is outperforming brk w barack obama among hispanic votes. 29% ahead. obama won by 21%. so, she's significantly -- doing significantly better. >> have to take another quick break. more results coming in. we'll be right back. >> back live in times square
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back now, election night 2016. let's take a look at where things stand. put up the scoreboard of the electoral votes won by each of the candidates right now. 68 for hillary clinton, 66 for donald trump. couldn't be closer right now. let's take a look at those battleground states, the 12 battleground states we are following let's pull up one of the key ones, state of ohio. jon karl what are we seeing? >> this is a battleground that trump had been winning in virtually every public poll coming into this election. but if you look at this right now, there's only about a third of the state that's been voted, but hillary clinton has a narrow lead and there are signs of trouble for donald trump. take for instance, delaware county. delaware county, which is right above columbus. this is a county that mitt romney won by more than 20 points. if you look at it right now,
one-point lead in delaware county. >> as you said, a third of the vote in. matthew dowd, this is key, as well. as donald trump continues to do, hang in there in florida, maybe gets the win in florida, if h hillary clinton wins in ohio, that cancels it out. >> donald trump, i mean, what's fascinating to me is, she's running up in their margins in all the places that she needed to in florida, and other places and he's running up his margins in all the places he needed to. so, that's why we're a competitive race. >> alex, you've done a lot of races in florida. >> a lot of races. if you look at the northern counties, nonurban areas, there seems to be a bit of a trump wave. those counties are dramatically overperforming for trump. if that's true in other places like ohio and north carolina, we ought to keep an eye on some of the rural counties, because they may help balance the scales. >> trump overperforming up in the north, clinton overperforming down in the south.
it's a county that dbarack obam. i'm showing donald trump losing it by 24 points. doing worse in some of the counties. bear in mind, what's interesting about orange is that you have a real big influx of folks coming from puerto rico. these are folks who are u.s. citizens, they can vote. the latino population in florida is not just about the cuban vote in miami-dade. it's becoming more diverse. this is a big reason why this central florida maybe be tougher for donald trumis around. >> and bill, the cuban vote is also changing in florida. >> right, it is, the younger generation. the younger generation is different from alex's generation, which is different from alex's parents generation. you mentioned that trump's overperforming in the north and hillary clinton in the south, the electorate is overperforming. just looking at the raw numbers here, we're going to have a massive turnout in the competitive battleground states. for all the talk about how unfavorably viewed they both
most americans voting ever. >> you spent a lot of nights sweating out florida results. what are you looking at right now? >> looks like we're going to be sweating it out again. i think it's going to be very close. there's still a good sizable vote out in the miami-dade area, which could bring her over the top. i also think in the i-4 corridor, it's increase in latino votes, but this is an area where, in the suburbs, we can see the w educated women come out in large droves for her, too. that's part of the story in florida that we haven't seen yet. >> want to go back to robin roberts, there with brian fallon from the clinton campaign. >> you've been very patient, standing here with us. watching intently, listening intently what are you hearing and how are you feeling about florida right now? >> well, a state like florida is important, but it's important to keep it in perspective. there is a large portion of the vote still out in southern florida.
record set a couple hours before the polls closed. we're outperforming president obama in many key counties in florida. if we do win florida, the story of it will be the surge you've seen in the latino vote. to the point just made on the panel, we had a very targeted strategy, recognizing that the latino vote is not a monolith. we've talked to the puerto rican community, the cuban community, and the mexican community, when you look at a stateik we have taken a strategic approach. that could make the difference. but while florida is important in terms of if donald trump loses it, very hard to see how he could get to 270, it's not going to be decisive for him just if he ones florida. he's going to have to run the table. not just win florida, win ohio, win north carolina and then paul off a michigan or a pennsylvania, and right now, the latter two states, michigan and pennsylvania, we feel very good about. >> you want to talk about, quickly about the stage here. >> the stage is symbolic, too.
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location. >> we are taking a look at pictures. quite a line out there. if you are in line at 8:00 p.m., you get to vote. >> some of the reason for delays, people had to register but if you are there in and in line they will christina: we are at waukesha city hall, 7:57 p.m., one person walking in right now. if you are in line by 8:00 you can vote. another woman just missed registering to vote and she can obviously vote as well. huge turnout across waukesha county. the clerk said she expected to
now the counting of absentee and early votes will start at 8:00. many took advantage of that this year. we will keep a look at the voting that happens in and if we hear of any problems i will be sure to update you. we are live in waukesha. christina palladino. anchor: thank you. colleen, tell us what is happening out there? colleen: students at university of wisconsin-madison vote. you said it was quite an experience this morning. tell us about your very special moments. >> a mother and her two daughters came in and wanted to take a picture with me. i felt very special like hard of a family. anchor: she wanted to document her voting with her children? a bit of americana?
really at appreciative to have the opportunity to help others. colleen: we are finishing up here. probably one of our very last voters. we will wind it up here. anchor: about one minute left. a race for u.s. senate. winner could help to determine the balance of power in the senate. challenging republican ron johnson for his former seat. cycle is rare. we will take a picture from both campaign parties. johnson on the left in oshkosh, just arrived. feingold is on the right in middletown in the of not seen him in the crowd just yet. we will bring you coverage is the results will in. there are about 20 seconds left to vote. the polls will be closing here
we will show you the results across the bottom of the screen as soon as they began to roll in. christ you can also watch back live in times square. here again, george stephanopoulos. >> it's 9:00 p.m. here on the east coast. the polls have just closed in 14 more states. let's put up the scoreboard, donald trump with 127 electoral votes, hillary clinton with 97. we're paying so much attention to battleground states. and let's look at florida, there you see it. just about 100,000 votes separate donald trump and hillary clinton. and rebecca jarvis, you've seen an interesting development?
in the -- [ inaudible ] >> rebecca's microphone went off. you're seeing a selloff in the mexican peso. >> yes, about 1% -- >> we'll come back to you. and jon karl, the votes are so close right now. >> it's unbelievably tight. trum votes. but i think hillary clinton will bounce back. miami-dade county, 93% of votes in. but in broward county, went overwhelmingly for barack obama
p precincts reporting. >> and north carolina, just about 4,000 votes separate them. another one of the changing states. >> well, the halfway point between raleigh durham, is apex. in 2000, it today, a town of 42,000. the hispanic population is up 40%, the black population, up 80%, asian pacific up 60%. so, this is no longer jesse helms' north carolina. and donald trump had three offices in north carolina, hillary clinton had 33.
votes, one of the biggest prizes on the board. and donald trump, the projected winner. matthew dowd, democrats hope the state is changing, but not quite yet. >> yes, there was a huge increase in latino vote, but it seems to have trended back. i think what you're going to see is a less of a margin a typical republican gets, b a red state. >> another republican state, kansas, six electoral votes. republican dominated the state, it goes again to the republican, donald trump. state of nebraska, five electoral votes. donald trump, only projected to win four.
the second district, it's a place that the clinton team is very hopeful to pick up. >> they paid some attention to omaha. >> and not just omaha, states they never paid attention to before. arizona, who would have ever thought we would be talking about arizona. texas, they had hopes there. they were even looking at utah. this map has changed we will see. >> a lot of red there right now. south dakota, three electoral votes there. that will go republican as well. only voted for democrats in four presidential elections, the last time in 1964. north dakota, their three electoral votes go to donald trump as well. and wyoming, three electoral
as well. and let's put up the map. right up the middle of the country, straight down the middle, you have a line of red. right there for donald trump, across the south also. a few states for hillary clinton, and one in blue, the state of new york, 29 electoral votes. goes to hillary clinton, voted democrat in every election since 1984. tom llamas, at the donald trump kept talking about winning his home state. >> he said he was going to win new york, he said he felt the people of new york would go for donald trump. the only campaigning he did was around trump tower and manhattan. we just got word mike pence is on his way, and we bet they're watching florida, florida, florida, right now.
electoral votes, new mexico, five electoral votes, the democrats hoping for a win there. part of their solid blue wall. before 2008, it was a swing state. the democrats had been counting on it. and donald trump had a real feud there with the republican governor. minnesota, ten electoral votes, not enough data coming in yet to project that one. that was a state that donald trump made a late play for. one of the things we they thought he was going to go to wisconsin, trump saw polls, and went elsewhere. >> they put together a last-m last-minute rally in minneapolis. it was one of their biggest ones, during a vikings game. >> that's a solid blue state, going democrat every single
>> false hopes, it's a tough state for republican. >> it is a tough state for repub republicans. but let's go to the battlegrounds. florida. >> florida, florida, florida. i mentioned in the beginning, the state that's been the bellwether has been hillsboro county. take a look. hillsboro county, hillary clinton has a big lead. that doesn't mean it's going to continue to be a bellwether, but it's always been one. overall in florida, the count is incredibly tight. it's still donald trump with a slight lead, but as i mentioned, a lot of democratic votes still to be counted. >> polls just closed in other battleground states.
that's one of your home states, matthew dowd. michigan has also been one of the states, like pennsylvania, republicans towards the end think, this is one we can get. >> they looked at the limited nature of the map for donald trump, the places where he could win the election, he needed to flip a blue state. they went for wisconsin, pennsylvania, then settled on michigan. then thent nervous about it. hillary went there, sent a whole bunch of surrogates there in the last days. it's a state that's divided. detroit will vote overwhelmingly for hillary clinton, and the rest of the state will vote for donald trump. >> david kerley is there. what are you seeing? >> exactly what matthew is talking about. the trump campaign believes it's all about turnout. they were hoping to get people
crack this blue wall. and the campaign was hoping the african-american vote would be lower. it was only 2% lower according to the exit polls. and 2 out of 10 voters were white educated women, and clinton is winning them by ten points. not a lot of votes counted here, but hillary clinton has the lead at this hour. david muir, jobs are always such a big issue in the upper midwest. that donald trump tried to capitalize on. voters were asked what do you think about your job situation, 39%, better, 26%, about the same, 25% worse. and the president and hillary clinton were there the last 24 hours, they wanted to do the early voting states first. what we couldn't find out, were they truly worried about
and perhaps trump's campaign will wish they had a better ground game there all along. > we have another call, we can say abc news can project that donald trump will win the state of arkansas. it's been a republican state, and it's trump, six electoral votes. let's go back to the battlegrounds in the upper midwest. wisconsin, ten electoral votes. tough state for donald trump in the primaries. he lost that state to ted cruz, we don't have enough votes to call that right now. and bill kristol, this is a state where the conservatives
just didn't like him. >> it's the mormons in utah, and the midwesterners in wisconsin that resisted donald trump the most. and paul ryan's state, he will be under great pressure from within his conference. but if the republicans hold the house, don't win the presidency, and maybe lose the senate, paul ryan is the one guy that came through. people like me criticized him for being t be being too accommodating, if he preserves the majority, he could be the most valuable republican of the night. and connecticut, hillary clinton winning the seven electoral votes. 104 for hillary clinton, 129 for
colorado, 9 electoral votes in the west. the whole state votes by mail. voted democrat in 2008 and 2012. and matthew dowd, colorado, strategists look at virginia and colorado as a pair. the states tend to go the same way. >> i think we're going to see them going in the same way. virginia is close, colorado will be close. another state where the divisions within the denver and boulder, are different from the rest of the state. and just like places like florida, michigan, these geographic pots of votes each side is getting and turning out. >> another battleground state, the state of arizona, with its 11 electoral votes. clinton team went there late, michelle obama, spent some money there, even though it's been a solid red state.
20 years. but colorado, same thing, they were hoping the latino vote would come out. colorado, a state they thought they had locked in early on, and went back towards the end and started pouring more ad money in there. arizona, they think they had this locked in. >> they don't need arizona, but that would be big news there. they would love the state of florida. going to stay on the state of fl what are you seeing, jon? >> florida still remains unbelievably tight. can i give you one on colorado since i'm right here? this is jefferson county, colorado. a key swing county, western denver suburbs. she's outperforming barack obama, so that's a good sign.
48%/49%, trump still with the lead. but let's check the counties outside of miami. broward county, overwhelmingly democratic county, 48% reporting, still over half to be counted. >> so, we're going to have this race, the panhandle versus broward county, getting in the last several votes. >> i think it's going to come down to a few thousand we saw that in a lot of the polls, florida is one of the pivot states, all the polls, some had donald trump or hillary clinton ahead, but they were all within a point. and it looks like florida will be within a point.
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welcome back to abc news coverage of election night 2016. here again, george stephanopoulos. >> we're back in times square. let's look at where the map stands. 104 electoral votes for hillary clinton, 129 for donald tr let's check in with amy robach, at trump headquarters tonight. >> that's right. we're seeing a very different scene than about 30 minutes ago. a lot of cheers, a lot of energy as the results start to come in. anytime someone starts talking about florida, you hear the crowd erupt with usa, usa.
people are becoming a lot more hopeful than earlier in the evening. >> and matthew dowd, he's in the game. donald trump is in the game if he can put out that state of florida. >> yes, he's definitely in the game. if she won florida, slam dunk, there's really no path for him. florida is the pillar of the game he needs to keep running. florida, across the country. but florida is the first one. >> but not hillary clinton. not pivotal for her. >> show the states he's got to win. >> it's basically 12 battleground states. looking at the one going into today, hillary clinton had a lead. she's already got over 270. what trump has to do, win all
florida, north carolina, ohio, then a traditionally blue state, like nevada. >> and as we watch florida and north carolina, two states so close between hillary clinton and donald trump, if he manages to win the two states, then northwestern blue states to pick off. >> if he's not going to win in nevada and new hampshire, he has to get one of the biggies. one of them, the state of michigan. it's a state that democrats feel good about, but were the most nervous, you could say about any of the industrial, midwest states. >> and david, one of the signs why donald trump is hanging in
looking at women voters in florida, zeroing in on the exit polls. clinton getting 51% of the women voters with trump's 44%. in florida, of all the battlegrounds, is where she's performing at this level, surpassing this level in other battleground. >> and stephanie, there was a sign of nervousness in the democratic camp in michigan. take us through the states they're worried about in the midwest? >> in michigan, they do think it's going to be much closer than 2012. they think white, college educated white women will bring them over the top. looks like the african-american vote is down a little bit in michigan, and the rural vote is
in 2012. so, it's going to be very tight. in ohio, much of their early vote was very good in ohio, outperforming where president obama was. some bellwethers are not in yet. much of is areas outside of cleveland and cincinnati. and in pennsylvania, they feel very good about pennsylvania. from all republican counties outside of philadelphia are going for her in very strong ways. that's a strong sign for what happens across the state. >> and florida may be telling us about the future of other states. hillary doing well in the i-4 corridor, that may mean she'll do well in florida. and trump may do well in michigan.
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wisconsin, 3% in. + added -- trump clinton. >> it is very early in the night. >> some voters are in line in downtown milwaukee investment refine ben hutchison. >> within the last hour, you take a look in this direction almost no more voters. the last voter cast a ballot moments ago and the process of getting them and getting them tallied will happen in the next couple of minutes. people are working in the corner, we have a small group of college students going through the line, mostly people but had to register here before casting the ballot.
after the polls closed and we will have results as they come in. >> there are expecting a big turnout. house speaker paul ryan is at his campaign party in janesville. there are live pictures at the podium. ryan is up for reelection in the first congressional district. we are checking out, a lot of national media is in town. they are waiting to hear from ryan as the speaker of the house following the historic presidential election. >> we showed you the numbers in the race for the u.s. senate. >> the winner could help determine the balance of power in that house. this is a live picture from the campaign parties, johnson on the left in oskosh. feingold on the right in
the stricken in with people keeping tabs on the numbers. >> smolders numbers right now on the screen -- let's check in with the people keeping tabs on the numbers. >> some of those numbers right now on the screen. >> a couple of counties, ozaukee county in the senate race, 63-35. a decent number four johnson but better number as the night goes on. what a shock, 5% of the vote in. -- waukesha, 5% of the vote in. keep that last in mind. donald trump in waukesha county, 67%. this is something we will be exploring tonight, the belief in a lot of circles in the state that ron johnson will outperform
difference be? -- the question is, how much will that difference be? we will see if the polls were right and trump is better than some people predict it. >> we will be watching these drugs the night. >> -- these throughout the night. >> 50-38% for complaint now -- trump right now. over feingold. we have numbers for paul ryan roughly s. --paul ryan three of republicans -- paul ryan.
and we're back now, 9:30 p.m. in the east. election 2016. let's look at where things stand right now. 104 electoral votes for hillary clinton, 129 for it takes 270 to win. and let's go right to jon karl for the latest on florida. >> it's as tight as it's been. donald trump still has a lead, a significant lead. but again, as i mentioned before, the miami area, specifically the county just above miami, broward county,
more than a third of the vote is still outstanding. hillary clinton can still harvest enough votes there. >> how much vote is in so far? >> the overall vote, about 90%. let's take a look, overall. 94% of the vote in florida is in. >> and you have it a little bit more than 100,000-vote lead for donald trump. anrt there it is right there, 49% for donald trump. about a 60,000-vote lead in north carolina for donald trump. >> multiple states are going to go down to the wire, we may not even be decided by this evening.
clinton is counting on, the state of new hampshire. let's pull that up. there you see, donald trump ahead there. about 78,000 to about 76,000 in the state of new hampshire. >> and new hampshire is a state that is critical to one of donald trump's path, and, george, incredibly close. >> and another one that's close, the state of michigan. blue state of michigan, as we said, a lot of attention there. donald trump ahead, about 30,000 votes over hillary clinton. and cecilia vega, this has to be unnerving the clinton camp a little bit. >> they were a little uncertain about michigan going in. they thought they had it in the bag, then got nervous and went back. hillary clinton, former president clinton, president obama was there.
win, they're not 100% sure about it. and the issue of trade has come up, especially in the primaries with bernie sanders and her issue on tpp, and her flip-flop, as he would say, on that. it's been used to illustrate what her opponents would say, inconsistencies, hillary clinton's willingness to change what she says. >> and another state coming in for donald trump, louisiana, eight electoral votes coming in for donald trump. and you're seeing the map fill in red across the south. and down the middle of the country. tom llamas, what are you hearing from the trump camp? >> right now, the campaign is buoyant, feeling happy. there is a tweet, eric trump tweeted out a picture of trump with governor mike pence in
saying they're excited and like what they're seeing. we'll see where it goes from here. >> but right now, this could be, as you were saying, moatthew, a very, very long night. >> we're seeing donald trump overperform in a lot of places that people had questions about. but he's in many places, setting records in rural areas. >> alex? he we've all been wondering about, they've shown up. in rural america, voting in intense levels. that may mean he can hang on in north carolina, and maybe in michigan. if he can do that and keep arizona, that would get trump to 275. >> martha? >> and i saw enthusiasm for trump in the rural areas. they were concerned in ohio and pennsylvania that they could get
there, saying we're very worried because there's no organization there, but in the last couple of days, they saw that ramp up. i traveled around, trump signs all over the place. they were doing it themselves, people would put signs in front of their houses. and in those areas, the economy is very, very important. it's the number one issue, for example, in ohio. and that's where trump is leading, among worried about the economy. >> and this is the exit poll in michigan, look at this. donald trump, 54%, to hillary clinton, 39%. this could illustrate the
america tonight. >> and here's why they're smiling. if you look at the key states, new hampshire, michigan, north carolina, and florida, right now, they're still counting votes. but right now, in florida, he still has that slight lead. in north carolina, he has the lead, very close. in new hampshire, looks like he has a chance to do something in new hampshire. and michigan, only 18% of the votes counted, but he's off to an early lead. but one note of caution to the folks at trump headquarters. florida, back to the ever-important county of broward county. 75% of precincts reporting. more than 200,000 potential democratic votes still to be counted there. >> and hillary clinton has been
days. florida, they've invested in ads and visits. one of the most traveled-to states since early voting began. trying to lock in the early vote, build up a firewall against donald trump. try to lock in the voters. we talked about the i-4 corridor, and the demographic has shifted there. ba there. >> and there's this real split between rural and city areas. >> yes, a middle school mock election in new bethlehem, pennsylvania, trump gets 86% of the vote from the kids.
hillary supporters to make the country together? and they said no, we have to split the country. and i said, we tried that, it didn't really work. on june 23rd, i stayed up all night in london, covering the brexit th lost it, then more results come in. i have a sense of deja vu happening here. >> byron pitts? >> i'm fascinated by the change in america, in 1967, a commission came out that said, there are two americas, one black, one white. now it seems we've gone in a
america is better for them. there are more black people in college, life expeexpectancy ha increased, but for rural working class white america, seems like they're unhappy. >> they've been stuck for a long time. difference between starbucks and budweiser america. >> yes, the 22 states you can look at hillary clinton carrying, 16 of hers are in the top half of starbucks. donald trump's, 18 of his 25 are in the bottom half, low starbucks. that's why this is the last election that republicans can
guy strategy. it nearly blew up the car this election. so, the challenge for republican, we need to be a party that appeals to more americans than just that. how do we appeal to the i-4 corridor, the younger, educated voters. >> mary? >> i think it's going to be hard to appeal to those voters when you don't have any understanding of urban america. when you, the only thing say about american cities is that they're basically cesspools, almost 90% of the population lives in cities and metro areas. it's no mistake, this is going to be a city versus rural vote. >> and jon, let's also look at another battleground state,
counting on. what are we seeing here? >> this one looks tight, too. 79% reporting, and donald trump still has the lead in virginia. i should caution once again, we see the democratic counties coming in slower. maybe one of the most important, fairfax county. just north of d.c. 80% reporting,li 33-point lead. but virginia is closer than i would have thought. >> i want to bring in donna brazile. the chair of the democratic national committee. how worried are you with the close states? >> we're still confident that will are lots of votes that still haven't been counted. lots of votes in traditional
confident. i've talked to the team back at the headquarters in brooklyn. we know based on what we've heard early in the day, with the kind of lines we saw, not just in durham and north carolina, the lines that we knew existed in detroit, the lines in pennsylvania, at the end of the night, i'm confident, maybe it's too early to count all of the votes, but as soon as they're all counted, we' democrats will overcome some of the shortages we're witnessing right now. >> i had some people telling me they're sensing some weakness in flint and detroit. >> earlier today, some of the voters we rely on, they tend not to vote before 4:30 p.m., 5:00 p.m. i was on several radio stations encouraging people to stay in line. detroit, flint, earlier today,
but then they started to come in after 4:00 p.m., 5:00 p.m. this afternoon. the last message i had an hour ago was to remind people to stay in line. they have the right to vote, if they stay in line. >> and you remember well, the days of the recount in florida. are we headed that direction again? >> i hope not. but if that happens, we're prepared in florida and any other state for that outcome. but right now, what happens in broward and west palm beach. i'm optimistic, even if we can't overcome that big hurdle, we still believe there are enough votes out there, before we start popping the champagne. >> and donald trump has been bringing it up over the last several days, what was revealed in the wikileaks, any regrets
the clinton campaign? >> as you know, i've never had access to questions. as a strategist, i work with topics, trend lines, but the event they claim the debate questions, as you well know, it was a forum. i have enough time to make my case, but right now, i'm focused like everybody else on the campaign. stays in line, and we believe there are still votes to come in all across the country for hillary clinton. we're expecting a big night tonight. >> and paula faris in miami, we talked about the possibility of a recount. walk us through what procedures are in place. >> i don't mean to give everybody in the studio immediate indigestion, it is
recount. if the differential is 0.5%, it will be ordered by the secretary of state, and will be completed by next thursday by 3:00 p.m. these are the rules in place, 50,000 votes. and right now, they're still coming in from democratic-heavy broward county. 50,000 vote for a mandatory recount. >> and you're seeing something in virginia? >> well, jon has been talking about the northern virginia vote. you get so caught up in the numbers. the tightening, it's just an amazingly close situation. virginia is now an example of it. >> it's a state that the trump campaign has essentially written
this became much less of a battleground. the assumption was that hillary clinton had a big advantage. >> they had stopped advertising there. >> and let's not forget were tim kaine is from. he's the senator of the state. i would love to hear from someone in the clinton campaign about this. >> tim kaine has never lost a race in virgin heading to the polls.
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and we're back now, election night 2016, coming up on 10:00 p.m. in the east. let's look at where things stand in the electoral college. 104 for hillary clinton, 137 for donald trump. you need 270 win. and jon karl, so many close battleground states right now. >> florida, north carolina,virginia, michigan,
hampshire. let's look at where all of them stand. in florida, donald trump still has a lead. north carolina, donald trump has a lead. in virginia, donald trump has a lead. a lot of democratic votes still to be counted in northern virginia. but virginia will be incredibly close. whether or not he wins, it will be cleoser than anybody thought. in michigan, a 21% in, but donald trump, ahead. >> and matthew, these states are all so close. coming into the race tonight, it looked like hillary clinton, a convergence of national polls had her at about a 4% lead. >> i had her at about 5%. but what we're seeing, a divergence between the national
the national vote by a large percentage, four or five points, and possibly by a few thousand votes. we have no idea what will happen in the electoral college. >> if donald trump wins in three or four states, he becomes president. florida, north carolina, virginia, or florida,north carolina, and michigan, he's there. >> if he wins one of the states up in the north, michigan, pennsylvania, he has a real possibility right cokie, incredible. >> it's very different from what we were seeing going into it, and from what we were seeing earlier this evening. and a complete reversal in terms of the electoral college going for her, and maybe the popular vote going for him. that was an earlier theory. and what it is is, the rural votes getting out.
people getting out. people that feel like the new america has left them out and left them behind, economically and culturally. and they're ready to show their distaste for the current country. >> charlie? >> what's dismaying about this, to me, looking at this from a distance, the disparities in so many groups. such a difference between urban and rural, men and women. such a difference between college educated between whites and blacks. it's dismaying, the polarity of these groups. >> and asking the question, what candidate is qualified to be president, honest, trustworthy,
both. same with the qualifications. 5% say both. 2% say both are honest and trustworthy. they're not willing to give an inch to the other side. >> tom llamas? >> charlie's point of the two americas theory. i want to tell a story from michigan. exit polls say 50% say trade kills jobs. and i was at a going crazy for trump. he said i'm an auto worker, the union bosses are going for hillary clinton, the guys on the floor are going for donald trump. >> and rebecca jarvis? >> trump has pulled ahead in the
>> now, on wisn 12, commitment 2016 election coverage. >> election results, house beating -- house speaker paul ryan addressing his supporters. >> let's listen in. speaker ryan: working for you has been one of the greatest honors of my life. i cannot express my gratitude for your generosity and goodwill will. however inadequate it may be, i
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of us. by some accounts, this could be a really good night for america. this could be a good night for us. fingers crossed. [applause] speaker ryan: like me, i am eager to watch. there are a lot of races we want to watch. ron johnson's race. i am eager to watch the rest of the evening. i am eager to enjoy the evening with you. thank u thank you, everybody. thanks, guys. >> very quick remarks from paul ryan, reelected tonight to the first congressional district. whether or not he retains his role as house speaker, to be determined. >> says it could be a good night for america. ron johnson's race, not mentioning my name but suggesting donald trump.
the latest we are getting with 52% of precincts, 70%. >> let's take a look at the latest numbers in the race for u.s. senate, ron johnson and russ feingold going head to head yet again, johnson ahead 53-45%. >> donald trump with 50% to hillary clinton 45%, with 25% of precincts reporting. we will be b 270. polls have just closed in four more states with 21 e tlectoral votes, and donald trump has won the state of montana. republicans carried that state in all but one election, 1992. since 1964. but it is going to donald trump, the republican this time around. and three electoral votes. polls have closed in the state of iowa, one of our battleground states. not enough vote in to say yet
with the six electoral votes. voted for president bush in 2004. close in both 2000 and 2004. barack obama won it twice. tough state for hillary clinton. we don't have enough votes in there to project yet. the state of utah, not usually a battleground. usually solid red. but you've got hillary clinton, donald trump, gary johnson, of course, evan mcmullin, hometown favorite there, running, as well. a mormon in a very heavily mormon state. not enough votes to call that yet, but we are battleground states right now, including nevada. another battleground state. six electoral votes. not enough to project yet. a lot of early vote in that state. last voted republican in 2004 for george w. bush. not enough to project, though. cecilia, want to bring you in on this, because we did see a heavy latino vote and early vote in nevada. democrats had been encouraged by that. >> one of the most encouraging signs for the clinton campaign this weekend coming into
vegas, where people waited for hours to vote to cast a vote. we saw a really strong ground game from the clinton campaign in states like nevada and one number that jumps out at me as we headed into election day, the clinton campaign says early voting started, knocked on and made phone calls, they contacted 45 million people. this is a well oiled very well paid for machine that they've got going into this election day and they're banking on that right now. nevada. >> banking on the latino surge in florida, but boy -- >> i don't know, george. look at this. it's still very close. donald trump with 130,000-plus vote lead and i've been talking a lot about broward county, just north of miami. look what's happening there. 98% of the vote is in. and donald trump still has a big lead in the state of florida. it looks to me like he is trending towards winning the state of florida. >> tom llamas, what are they
>> one of the trump metrics is to measure twitter. the trump campaign is sending out more and more photos of thumb's up, donald trump smiling inside that room. i have one text, this is a wild night. and the mood is energetic and upbeat. >> amy robach, you're at the new york hilton, where trump campaign hoping to celebrate tonight. >> that's right. and there are a lot of people already celebrating here, a lot of shouting, a lot of chanting. and we've heard from inside that trump war room, one senior top aide telling us that the mood in that room could be summed up with one word. fireworks. another one, intense. and we have tweets showing inside, actually, trump's d.c. brand new hotel, popping champagne already. people are in the mood to celebrate. and certainly at trump headquarters, we are waiting for him to make his way to the hilton. we don't know when that's going to be, but a dramatic shift in
and we are all watching very closely, as these returns come in. >> robin roberts, what are we seeing at the javits center? >> well, just as amy said, a drastic shift in the mood here at the javits center. though people are trying to stay upbeat -- and you can hear every time -- they just saw that she's the projected winner in new mexico, and so they are very happy about that. but earlier, george, they were playing music, it was a very upbeat scene. and then, when the race started getting tighter and going in stopped the music, they put the results up on the big screen, they kept changing from different networks and it was so quiet, as people were intently listening to the commentary, as well. so, you could hear the cheers, because of new mexico, but they're trying to remain optimistic, but in all honesty, there has been quite a shift here in the last hour or so, george. >> okay, robin roberts. we are not ready to project the
battlegrounds. what do we see in the state of v.a. sla? >> looks like hillary clinton has pulled ahead. the northern counties near washington, especially fairfax, that vote is coming in. hillary clinton is pulling ahead in virginia. but i think the state that we're going to be watching, if trump takes florida, the state that it will all come down to, i believe, is the state of michigan. >> michigan. >> because, matthew dowd, if krm donald trump holds onto florida, he's leading in north carolina, ad we don't have enough vote in iowa. that's what they call the core four. all he really needs is one more of the big blue states from the democrats. >> yeah, and jon's right. i think as we move forward, as we, this comes in, if this sticks with the way the numbers are, as we know, these always are a few thousand votes, it becomes the great state of michigan, could ultimately decide the presidency. >> stephanie cutter, nervousness in the democratic camp?
question. >> in this camp. i think you're right. i mean, michigan, we knew it was going to be closer. there's -- it's -- there's -- even though we believe florida is leaning in trump's direction, there's still some vote out. and there's big democratic counties that have yet to report in michigan. and i think this is just going to be later than anybody thought. i think she's still favored to win. >> david muir, what do you have in michigan? >> take a look at this. tom llamas was talng this earlier. when you ask about trade, donald trump pounded this issue during his visits to michigan. 50% of the voters in michigan said the trade deals takes away jobs here in america. only 31% said the trade deals create more jobs. and look at this. when you break it down, with other countries, take away jobs, if you feel like your frightened about these trade deals, that the jobs disappear because of them, the breakdown is very clear. you went with donald trump, 57% to --
second. we have another call to make. abc news can project that donald trump has won the state of missouri. gone blue only twice in the last four decades. both times for bill clinton in 1992 and 1996. donald trump, republican, wins the state of missouri. right now, filling in the red across that map. martha raddatz? >> i just want to say, we keep talking about this divide in america. the divide is about opportunity. and you look at places like michigan, you look at places like ohio, you look at like pennsylvania. real incomes for americans with a four-year college degree have increased by 22%, real incomes for americans without have fallen by 10%, 68% of americans age 25 and older do not have a four-year college degree. and it's not so much enthusiasm in these area that's bringing out all the trump voters, it is anger. it is frustration. it's feeling that they are
donald trump, now a state has gone to hillary clinton. we heard the javits center applaud when they thought new mexico was coming in. we can project that now, as well. new mexico, and its five electoral votes for hillary clinton. so, there you see the map right now, 150 to 109. jon, let's go back to michigan. becoming more and more important by the hour. >> this is a state that barack obama won by nine points. right now, only a quarter of the vote is in, and trump is up five points. here is what's happening. look at three key countien first, marquette county up north in the upper peninsula. look at this. trump is beating hillary clinton in marquette county. you know what happened in that county in 2012? barack obama won by 14 points. so, donald trump is outp outperforming mitt romney. if you go back and you look at eaton county, just outside of
only 35% reporting. obama won that county by 14 points. and then, finally, historically we know, we talk a lot about macomb county. only 1% is in. but this is the county that gave us the reagan democrats. the very early counting there, donald trump with a lead in macomb. >> michigan, very, very close right now. a lot of vote yet to come in in the state of michigan. let's pull up the state of north carolina right now. that is another one of the core four for donald trump. and in the state of north >> state of north carolina, again, trump expanding his lead. this has been close all night. but trump is expanding his lead in north carolina. 83% in. he's got a 3 percentage point lead. >> matthew dowd? >> it's an amazing unfolding of the map, as we watch this tonight. i mean, i had thought, as the national polls were moving, all this was going in the direction, but what we're seeing is a diver jens. between sort of the national
these states that are divided on a very rural versus urban and rural and suburban -- one thing i noticed in the numbers is donald trump is overperforming what anybody thought he was going to get in the suburban areas of these states. >> tom llamas, what are you hearing from the trump camp? >> we have this from kellyann ckellyanne conway. she said, come into the war room. she says he is energized an op we're talking about the core four for the trump campaign. ohio, florida, north carolina, iowa, they have a lot of reasons to be happy. >> they are watching the numbers come in. byron pitts. >> across the street, there's a new play called "a bronx tale." one of the famous lines from the play is, it's better to be feared than loved. and so it seems at this point, tonight, fear is winning out, the dark picture of america seems to be carrying the hour at this point. >> talk about the divide in this
emerging here, this difference between urban america and rural america. and take a look at this. i just pulled this up. the u.s. economy. is the condition of the economy not good or poor? 57% in urban america say it's not good or poor, but in rural america, 72% say the economy needs to be fixed. look at this, nationwide, direction of the country. in urban america, 53% believe we're on the wrong track, but that, look at that number in rural america. 71% believe this country is on the wrong path. >> terry moran? happening in the united states is part of a pattern across the world, and it goes beyond brexit. it's essentially ordinary people around the world saying that the way elites have arranged the globalized world, through immigration and trade, ain't working for them and their families. and when they get a chance to punch the elite in the face, they have. >> we're see, they are sending a message to washington, to the elite institutions across the board. cecilia vega? >> we haven't heard from anyone in the clinton campaign, and
normally deal with on debate nights when they feel like they've won something, they are out there screaming from the roof toops is going, i haven't heard from anybody yet, now, it's the clinton team that is quiet tonight. they do think that -- they're still waiting on michigan. that knew that was going to be a late one, and they always said was that florida was not theirs. they didn't necessarily need to win it. >> but florida was their hope, that's why they went in for the kill in the last several days. >> yes, their spin is that you saw them invest extremely heavily in that state. if they do not win florida tonight, there will be some tears because of that one inside brooklyn. >> that's where they spent the most money, jon karl. >> she went there more to florida, more than any other state. trump spent the most money, went there more than any state. really did come down to florida. and looking now, 95% reporting, he's still got that significant lead, well over 100,000 votes. you know, the other state i'm watching is new hampshire.
ago, mitt romney actually had a home in new hampshire, partly from new hampshire, just like he was partly from michigan, and he lost handedly to barack obama. and look at this. almost half the vote is in, and donald trump has a three percentage point lead. >> if he wins new hampshire and michigan and the core four -- >> look at the possibilities. if you look, again, we have 12 battleground states, virginia, say that goes to clinton, she's pennsylvania, wisconsin. she takes all those states, we've thought all along she's going to win, she seems to have a pretty clear path to 270. but now because of what's happened, if you put florida in trump's camp, if you put north carolina in trump's camp, if you put ohio in trump's camp, and arizona, 254. he now actually has a couple of paths to get to 270. >> all it takes is michigan right there. >> all it takes is michigan,
hampshire and nevada. >> and can i just point out -- >> and he has iowa. >> and in michigan and in new hampshire, remember, hillary clinton was dealt a surprise by bernie sanders who had -- many people said had a similar message, talking to white working class blue collar america about the inequality that so many people are feeling in this country. there are some parallels with donald trump's message and bernie sanders. i know that frustrated sanders when he joined forces with hillary clinton, saying, don't vote for him, vote for hillary. a lot of people on the ground resonates about the arguments both of them made. we remember when hillary was surprised. >> our friends at fivethirtyeight had it at a 99% she would win michigan in the primary. >> let's go to nate silver right now. a pretty dramatic change in your forecast right now. >> well, it's not about our forecast, it's about the fact we haven't had any swing states called yet. and those are states that clinton was supposed to win, was
pennsylvania, wisconsin, those states are all correlated, meaning if you have problems with white working class voters, if you don't turn out african-americans, you lose those states or win by a razor thin margin. she is in profound trouble right now in the electoral college. >> you were pointing out for awhile that donald trump had a better chance in the electoral college than he did in winning the national vote. i want you to address another question that a lot of people are going to be asking right now. we did see a convergence of the the course of the last week, at around a three to four-point lead for hillary clinton and we'll see what comes in, what comes in at the end. and some people had always been talking about the possibility of a systematic bias in the polls, they were going to be missing trump voters. is that what's happening? >> well, first of all, our model at least always showed the potential for a split. where i think clinton might still be the favorite to win the
huge margins in california and new york. she's not performing that well in the midwest. that could prove to be her downfall in the electoral college. but also, polls at the end, sometimes it's not the last poll that's the most accurate, because pollsters don't want to be out of line. and therefore, it's a next to last poll sometimes that was the honest opinion of the pollster and those showed a very competitive race. >> and as we were just repeating one more time, as we were coming into the day, your projection above 70% for hillary clinton, where is it right now? >> i mean, i would look at betting markets which favorite to win the electoral college. >> okay, nate silver, thank you. we saw both campaigns closely watching these results come in. millions still heading to the polls out west. voters in the final six states still casting their ballots. we'll be right back.
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abc news live coverage of election night 2016 is sponsored by hulu. >> and it is election night 2016, we are right here in times square. what a dramatic ni what a close election. want to go to the battleground states. jon karl, been talking about the possibility, just heard nate silver, looking at the betting markets, starting to predict a donald trump victory. they had not been doing that for several weeks and months. let's look at the paths that could get him there. >> i see two paths for a donald trump victory, if he wins the state of florida. and that is trending in that direction. so, if you put florida in his column and you assume he wins ohio where he is up, iowa, arizona, north carolina, places where he is up.
nevada and new hampshire. and that gets him to exactly 270, but again, george, it assumes he wins the second congressional district in maine, which tells you why they were spending so much time there. >> we should say, though, but at 269, donald trump is probably still president. >> 269-269, it goes to the house of representatives, the republicans control the house. it is voted by state delegations, almost certain they would choose a republican presidenon have to have run. if you come back, if he doesn't take new hampshire and nevada, he can take the state of michigan. if he takes michigan, 276. both of these paths are difficult, because there isn't that much vote yet in michigan. michigan is a state where he has not led a single public poll, he's up right now in the raw vote. a little over a quarter. the other problem is that nevada, nevada's been a state, again, where the public polls were all trailing, all going
election. >> what did the polls miss? >> oh, they missed the surge of the vote, of his vote, of the margins that he was going to get among noncollege educated whites, because as we've looked through the numbers, hillary clinton's getting overwhelming numbers with nonwhites. nonwhite turnout unlike we've ever seen. 70% of the vote was white. so, what's -- and she got college educated white women, what's happened is, noncollege white men buy a huge >> and we have to take a quick break. before we go, a big state for donald trump, donald trump has won the state of ohio. donald trump wins the state of ohio. one of his core four. you saw it right there. a big victory there for donald trump. there you see it. key state, no republican has ever won the white house without winning ohio. donald trump has won it.
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we have people at both candidate's campaigns tonight. >> we are in middleton with the russ feingold campaign. >> the party is well underway, the subdued crowd. this raises important in the national picture of who maintains power. tens of millions of dollars from outside groups, even though the namesake mccain/feingold supposed to limit the effect, candidates have spent more than $39 million with him trailing. people are watching the returns, and slowly, hoping it turns around. >> let's check in now with kent wainscott in oskosh. >> i can tell you, those
of building, we have not seen him. we have seen senator ron johnson who has been out here for most of the evening, working the crowd and talking to supporters and he has been smiling. as a staff thinks they have good reason to. early numbers, it will go down to the wire. the mood of the staff, cautiously optimistic. live in cash, kent wainscott. >> the numbers of the race for president, donald trump with 48% to 40 7% lead over clinton, 42% of the vote precincts coming in, ap has yet to call this race. too close to call right now. >> specifically from wisconsin, let's see where the votes are coming from. there is a breakdown. >> as you look at these numbers, what stands out? >> hillary clinton doing well in
a lot of these numbers are counted. two thirds of the vote to count there. what we are seeing makes us a competitive race is that donald trump is outperforming what people thought he would do in the wild counties, waukesha. washington county, 68% for trump. that is better than polling suggested. >> was flip over to the sena by much more. >> what we are seeing is ron johnson doing what they do in the wild counties, tons of votes. 68% in waukesha county. 64% in ozaukee county. big numbers, but council of numbers the johnson campaign wanted, and if you look at the campaign in places like brown county, that is good news. >> with only 23% reporting.
part of the state tends to go republican. >> we will dig into these numbers coming up at 10:00 but for right now let's go back to joyce. >> as we reported earlier, house speaker paul ryan has been reelected to the first congressional district. right now, 73% of precincts in. that race is done. >> the congressional race, paul moore has been reelected. defeating her >> district five, jim sensenbrenner, 1979 goes back to washington. >> much more to come, we are going to be standing by as we continue to look at the numbers as they come in. republicans have retained the house, still wondering what is going to happen as far as
and we are back, election 2016. 10:30 here in the east coast. you see it right there, donald trump, we called it just before the break. donald trump projected the win the state of ohio and its 18 electoral votes there, and david muir, you see a big gender gap in that state. ohio, which of course, was a must-win for donald trump, and he's now pulled that off tonight. no republican wins the white house without ohio. the breakdown. 53% women voters, 47% men. but look when we break it out. who did they vote for? look at the men. 54% went with donald trump, 39% with clinton. that's 15 points right there. the gap there. and then look at women. she carries women, but only by nine points. and one more thing i wanted to show you is when you do the education breakdown, the voters
45%, with a college degree, which gets back to this dits cushion we've been having about economic opportunity in this country, not matching those with college degrees and trying to level the playing field. >> and cokie, we've seen the gender gap a little bit less there. >> in ohio, yes. but, you know, what we're seeing is, we've been talking all season about this change of the college educated vote and especially college educated white women and they are going fo all of the exit polls. the difference is that they're not enough of them and so, what you've got is many more noncollege educated people turning, first of all, there are many more of them, but secondly, many more of them turning out to vote. and it is, as we've said, this sense of opportunity that is world wide because of technology. and so, what you're seeing is, people being left behind by the technological revolution in a
industrial revolution, where think are really, their lives are so disrupted that they don't recognize them, either in terms of their day-to-day economic life or their neighbors. their neighbors are different people from what they used to be, their kids might be doing something, might be involved in a gay relationship that they never expected, all kinds of things have changed in their lives and this is the way of saying, we want it to stop. >> and these are people who stuck with this guy, throu most incredible campaign in our history, i think it's safe to say. whatever happens tonight, donald trump has astonished the country. >> you heard the noise right there, that means we have another state to call, and it is the state of virginia, virginia, 13 electoral votes, going to go to virginia. voted for obama in the last two elections. such a key state for hillary clinton, her running mate, tim kaine, from virginia. you would call it, jon karl, a must-win state.
especially now. and one that, although hillary clinton has won, it was a lot closer than anybody thought it would be. >> that's right. 48%, 47% coming in right there. but right now, she seems to be holding onto the states so far that she needs, but it goes back to that state in the midwest, state of michigan. let's look. >> and i'll tell you, it's very close, it's tightened a little bit. trump still has a lead with about a third of the vote in. and i'm trying to look at the key counties in michigan, it's been awhile since it's been a true battleground. bell weather county, i don't know what bell weather means anymore after this election, it is so scrambled, but it's kent county. that's lansing. and this is a -- >> grand rapids. kent county is grand rapids. >> i'm sorry, i'm talking about eaton. i meant eaton. eaton county is lansing, and this is a county that has gone in the past, has gone back and forth. if you look at it, three-point victory for obama, and look at this.
lead, a 24-point lead over trump, but you mentioned grand rapids. let's go out to grand rapids, a solidly republican part of the state. if you go to kent county, as i said, in grand rapids, trump has a huge lead there, but only 9% of the vote is in. that means, to me, that there's a lot more republican vote to come in from grand rapids and kent county. but there's also a lot of vote, george, still to come in in detroit. wayne circle it, so you can see down here, a third of the vote in, that is overwhelming democratic. i don't know. i could see trump moving ahead in michigan. i could see him losing michigan. >> either way, cecilia vega, president obama went to detroit in the final days, hillary clinton went back in the final days. they didn't pay a lot of attention to it from the convention and late october, early november. didn't spend any money there. and they kept saying that they thought that donald trump didn't invest early enough in the state of michigan.
initially, i with us going to say this became a general election state for them, but it really became, like a last couple of weeks state for them that they really started to pay attention. george, i just want to say, over the last half hour, i've been sitting here and i keep thinking back to the primaries, and the 17 republicans duking it out, and i'm talking to sources in the clinton campaign throughout all of it and they thought they were getting ready to run against marco rubio or jeb bush and they never thought that it would be -- they have always said the race would be tight, but i think when it came down to clinton running against donald trump, they thought they had this in the bag. and look at where they are right now. you've got to bet that they are really nervous inside brooklyn seeing this map right now. >> george, let me raise just one other thing we haven't talked about tonight, which is, again, looking at this as a distance, as i know do, being retired. never in my lifetime, george, and i don't think in yours, have we had two such unpopular candidates.
people voted for donald trump or why they voted for hillary clinton, we haven't talked tonight about why people voted against hillary clinton, and against donald trump. and a dismaying percentage of the vote, in both cases, were because they didn't like the other guy, or they didn't like her. and that, again, speaks a sadness about this election. i mean, something extraordinary is going on, and you can't take anything away from trump and how strongly he's running. but i wonder how much of much is really a pro-trump vote. >> i think you see a lot of anti the other side. people i spoke to, it is about character and temperament. a lot of people didn't trust donald trump's temperament, but they didn't trust hillary clinton's character. people knew a lot about this race, it's incredible to go around the country and hear everybody talking about it. everybody engaged in this race. i wouldn't say there's a lot of
messaging worked. donald trump's message got out there, among the voters. he said she's corrupt. he said the e-mails over and over and over again. he said benghazi, and those sort of things really stuck with the voters. >> the other thing, i think you're seeing is, is a reflection of the political environment, the environment we're in as a country as a whole. what you're watching is unfolding. a bunch of voters don't think donald trump has the temperament. don't think he's ready to be but they're voting for him, because they're tired of status quo and in the end, it looks like she formalized representing the status quo and he repr representing blowing it up and people inspite of their questions whether he was qualified to be president went for blowing it up. >> nuclear codes. what about the nuclear codes, if you don't think he has the temperate. you know, he wouldn't do that, would he? i'm going to vote for him anyway. >> it's kind of astonishing that he's this close right now, when
he's not qualified for the job. >> the analogy i've heard used is that he's the experimental treatment to what ails america. he may comes with side effects, he may not be tested in the same way as other leaders might but if you have been sick long enough, maybe you're willing to take a chance on that treatment. >> i think that's right. we've discussed this, george, over the months. in a change election, being the candidate of change is the better thing to be and you have to make yourself acceptable. a lot of us thought he probably and people think secretary clinton is more qualified, et cetera, but it seems like donald trump was able to reassure people just enough, not to be scary enough that he, if you want change, we're voting for trump. if he makes it across the finish line, just comes just short, just shows how powerful the unhappiness of the status quo is, and i think hillary clinton, and again, we said this over the months, not just second guessing, she never really explained the change she was going to bring about. entirely a disqualification of
>> there's another name here that hasn't been mentioned. james comey. when he came out and announced he was reopening the investigation into the e-mails, not fully reopening, but looking at what was on anthony weiner's com computer, hillary clinton was on her way, they certainly thought and i think most of us thought was on her way towards a pretty decisive win. that was the ultimate octob surprise. comey came back a couple of days ago, said basically, never mind, there's nothing more to investigate, but i think, if this goes donald trump, you're going to hear democrats -- >> we have another projection right now, it is a projection for hillary clinton. the state of colorado. voted democratic in 2008, 2012. that is going to hillary clinton right there. so, one of the things we're seeing, virginia and colorado, as we said matthew dowd, going in tandem, voting like new
hillary clinton. building up her bare minimum, question is, can she hold the firewall? >> that's the real question. we're going to go to michigan, i think wisconsin is still undecided. the numbers in wisconsin, maybe john can give us an update on that. i think wisconsin is not yet decided. new hampshire's not yet decided. and so, we still have -- and obviously florida's not been called, north carolina's not been called. those are leaning right now in donald trump's direction. this is going to be a long time. >> okay, i want to -- jon, pull up on denver, you hear those cheers behind you, clayton. >> yeah, there's a lot of excited people here but i think there is also releech, you know, you heard cecilia say earlier, the clinton camp thought they had colorado wrapped up very early. they pulled all of their ads over the summer. but in recent weeks, the race tightened here considerably. one poll had them tied at one point and that prompted a flurry of activity. many visits by clinton sure galts, donald trump himself over
purple a state colorado still is. in the last ten presidential elections here, republicans have won all the contests, except for three. bill clinton in '92 and, of course, barack obama twice. but with a hillary clinton win here, that now makings it three for three for democrats here in colorado. that's never happened here before, george. >> clayton, thank you. pull up the scoreboard right now. 131 electoral votes for hillary clinton, 168 for donald trump. takes 270. the board. jon karl, look at wisconsin. >> wisconsin is quite a story. 48%, half of the vote in, and donald trump with a two-point lead over hillary clinton. you know, i've got to drill down and see where the outstanding vote is, but with almost half the vote in to see donald trump leading in the state of wisconsin is -- >> and this is a state he didn't win in the primaries. >> this is a win he got trounced in the primaries, because the entire republican establishment
paul ryan was against him. scott walker was against him. the conservative talk radio, a guy named charlie sikes, one of the big influencer for republicans, led a jihad against donal donald trump on the radio. and then, look. i don't know if he's going to win wisconsin, but it is unbelievable at this point, he looks to be in the hunt. >> tom llamas. >> take you inside the trump war room right now. it is so filled, you can't even wa there. chris christie is right next to donald trump. you know, covering trump is a lot like playing roulette. you never know what's going to happen. and in roulette, the trend is your friend. and one lesson i learned from co covering donald trump, once he starts winning, he doesn't lose. i think we are at a very critical moment. he's just won ohio. my republican sources say he's going to win florida, as well. this could be a very interesting night. >> he wins ohio, he wins
to the state of michigan. we have another call to make right now in the senate. and this is the north carolina senate race and we can say that the republican incumbent, senator richard burr is going to win that race in the state of north carolina. key race to help the republicans retain control of the senate. now they have made up for the seat they lost in illinois. and this is going to be very close, bill kristol, but that was a big one for the republican party. >> yeah, looks like the senate could maybe go to a 50/50 split. i think most of us thought that hillary clinton was likely the next president and it would be a democratically controlled senate, because tim kaine would be the tie breaker. >> okay, and gary langer, our pollster, is he hooked up now? do we have gary on the microphone right now? i want to pick up with a couple of the points i wanted to get with nate silver, as well. first of all, this idea that we are conditioned to watch all the
small lead in the final days, but first pick up on the point that onkarl was making. what kind of an impact did we see from this announcement about ten days ago from james comey? >> well, george, what we have here is really a cry, i think, among the disadvantaged voters in this country. those that don't have a college education, who have seen their real incomes falling, as we've been discussing, they're not turning out in greater numbers than we expected, but they are vo o that is that expression of discontent with the status quo in terms of a system that hasn't been working for these americans. now, we did see this in the pre-election polling. we had a small lead nationally for clinton, four points in the final estimate. we'll see how that comes out. but state by state, in these tossup states, you're seeing this overwhelming trump vote among these noncollege whites. >> on the two states we were
and michigan, and we talked about this before, not a single public poll, there might have been one tie in michigan between the conventions and election day. same thing in wisconsin. >> yeah, i didn't follow the state polls in those two states. we can dig back in and look how they did. state polling is sometimes squirrely. it takes a lot of effort to do pre-election polls well. but the -- i think the most important thing to keep in mind is, what the voters are telling us here. and this many americans, for particularly noncollege educated white americans, the system is not working. they've been falling behind, growing increasingly frustrated. not since the great recession, but for decades. and this expression of frustration turns into this anti- -- >> yeah, but you have a good metaphor there, as well. you can look at some of the economic statistics and pick out statistics, unemployment is down. there's been economic growth for
a fairly healthy economy, yet a lot of people feel there is no economic opportunity. >> that's right. it's less about the economy than it is about the opportunity for prosperity. really, the promise of the american dream. if you don't have a college degree, we talked about this earlier, your real income against inflation over the last 35 years has declined. the reason most people in this country feel like they're doing less well is because it's true. and we're seeing the result tonight. >> okay, gary, thank you very much. let's go back to michigan. jon karl? 41% in, donald trump still up by three percent in the state of michigan. >> david kerley, what is the feeling there in detroit? >> oh, george. let me tell you. this is the state democratic party we're at in detroit, and it has completely changed. people have been on the podium saying, keep your fingers crossed, we're not out of it yet, but the mood has changed here entirely.
since 1988. it's been a solid blue state for so long. but as gary langer was just pointing out, what we're seeing in michigan is that a lot more rural voters did turn out here. 27% of the vote in michigan, according to the exit polls, was rural. it was only 19% just the last election. so, a lot of folks have turned out. now, there are still a lot of votes in detroit, about 60%, of the vote, still to come in from wayne county. but this is what the clinton campaign was worried about. how good was the trump turnout? and what we're seeing is, in the rural areas, it's very good. will detroit make up the difference? >> this night could not be more dramatic or close. all eyes on michigan, florida, the battleground states. voters still casting their ballots out west. we'll be right back. >> abc news live coverage of election night 2016 is sponsored
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coming up on 11:00 p.m. in the east, and this dramatic election night, it's been an unusual campaign and tonight, everything so close and donald trump doing so well so far. let's look right there. he's got 168 electoral votes to hillary clinton's 131. you need 270 to win. we've been keeping an eye on battleground states all night. started out at 12, now we're down to nine and jon karl, let's go through the wins that remain, starting with that big win, florida. >> state of florida, 95% reporting, george. donald trump still holding a pretty commanding lead. we move up the coast a little bit, north carolina, donald trump with a solid five-point lead, 91% reporting. keep going up, pennsylvania, this was a long shot from the start for trump, he's losing, but, again, it's pretty close. only a three-point margin in pennsylvania. new hampshire, one that he had been losing in most of the
he's got a three-point lead with more than half of the vote in. go to michigan. donald trump still leading, it's narrowed a little bit. about 45% in. wisconsin. donald trump with over half the vote in, still has a pretty serious lead in the state of wisconsin. >> three big opportunities there. >> just shocking. >> three big opportunities there for donald trump. let's go back to the possibilities. say for the sake of argument, you give him the statements where he has the lead right now. north li states that he has to win. those are the states that he has to win. but then he's got his choice among michigan, wisconsin, pennsylvania looking like clinton for now, but he's got his choice, michigan, wisconsin and new hampshire still out there. >> i'm going to leave iowa in the middle. hillary clinton is looking pretty strong in iowa, which is a state we thought donald trump, one we thought he was going to win. you look at the other stafts, 243 if he stakes ohio, north
because az, if he hangs onto that, he should take arizona. if he takes michigan, 270 electoral votes. put michigan back. if he takes pennsylvania, 274. put it back. if he takes wisconsin, not quite there. he needs something else. he would need to pull in iowa, that would get him to 270. >> so, we've seen really a reversal of what we've seen all throughout this election campaign in hillary clinton had multiple maps, now dontr i want to take that to sean spicer. sean, what are you seeing, what are you feeling? >> it's just pure excitement here at trump tower. mr. trump, governor pence and the entire team are just watching these results come in. the excitement is unbelievable, as we saw north carolina, ohio, we're keeping our eye on florida, but it looks good and it's just, you know, again, you see michigan and wisconsin, all
all of them it will take, but it's definitely the race that we thought. i know we've kind of had that candidate with a message and a ground game that we've been touting for awhile. it's producing the result we thought it would. >> what did you see that others didn't? >> well, i think that we saw a shift in the electorate a few weeks ago. to mr. trump. and again, i think this was the perfect storm. you heard republicans out there talking about clinton inc,he obama care increases, and the trump message of change. all kind of coming at that perfect storm in these last couple weeks. and then when the fbi scandal happened, and they revived the concerns that most voters had with trust and honesty, it really kind of became that perfect storm of that message of change that donald trump and mike pence have been talking about. >> what are you seeing out of michigan right now? >> well, again, i think that we've seen a shift in at the last couple of weeks. we had us going into this race,
the results that are coming in are pretty muff on par. i think it's going to be close but we're going to pull it out. >> and wisconsin? >> wisconsin's going to be a tight race. and so, we'll keep an eye on that, but senator johnson's fighting hard. and i think we've got some areas that, you know, if you look at some of those key counties that obama won 51%, 52%, you're now seeing a role reversal, where donald trump is up 51%, 52% on those. we're not giving up on wisconsin. but it's amazing to see some of these counties come in. and i think we feel pretty good about where iowa is going to end up, as well. >> you and your boss, chairman of the republican party, took a lot of heat for the way you've backed donald trump. i was wondering how mr. preibus is feeling now? >> i think there are smiles all around trump tower tonight. i think we touted, you know this, and jon karl knows this, but we've been talking about the data operation that the rnc put together, the ground game that we have, the amount of time and money that chairman reince
i think we have a candidate that's talking about change and a movement, and those things combined, we've been talking about for awhile and i think it's finally that combination hit it at the sweet spot and going to spell for a really good night for us tonight. >> sean spicer, thank you. all eyes on the big battleground states. florida, north carolina, wisconsin, michigan. polls about to close in more states. we'll have all the latest
hillary clinton. you see it they are. the first one to 270 is the new president. kathy: we will get back to abc news in a moment. let's take a look at the u.s. senate race in wisconsin, ron johnson leads 52% to 45%. non-stop election results are rolling in right now. we'll hear from the candidates in a moment. we have live team coverage from wisconsin to new york city. kathy: we have a county-by-county bdo analysis with mike gousha. let's get to more numbers. we begin with the wisconsin results in the race for president. you see if there are. donald trump with 49%. hillary clinton at 46%. 59% of precincts reporting at this point. joyce: and now looking at the national race numbers. here's the current vote total from across the country. 55% of the total precincts in,
of course it all comes down to the electoral college. the first candidate to 270 will be elected president. let's look at the latest map. hillary clinton has won 31, donald trump has 197, 270 needed to win. just minutes ago, polls closed in a number of states on the west coast. for now it's too close to call. kathy: the candidates are watching the results come in in new york city. this is a live look from their election night headquarters in manhattan just bck we'll go to the candidates as soon as they take the stage to speak. joyce: the balance of power in the u.s. senate is also on the line tonight. one of the most-watched races is the rematch between republican incumbent ron johnson and former senator democrat russ feingold. again, johnson ahead. kathy: 34 senate seats are up for grabs, 24 are held by republicans. democrats need to flip four or five seats to gain majority. here is the current balance of
we're at both johnson and feingold's watch party headquarters. let's begin with 12 news' kent wainscott with the johnson campaign. kent. >> this room just erupted a short time ago when one of the cable channels called this race for ron johnson. i'm standing here with the finance chair for the johnson campaign. your reaction when you started seeing these numbers come in? >> obviously excited. represented the people of wisconsin very well. he deserves this. he has done a terrific job. am i surprised? i'm surprised that we will win by 7% or 8%, but it is a reaction to this message and what he has done in washington for six years. >> he trailed in the polls, so what was the turning point?
similar to six years ago. it was a dead heat. i think the message, as an outsider, as a manufacturer, and a man who gets things done. he has been effective as a senator, and the people of wisconsin recognize that. if these numbers hold up, this would be considered a big upset. this was a race until recently that democrats thought they had a lock on, but right now there is an elated crowd in this oshkosh convention center. kathy: johnson's challenger is former senator russ feingold. joyce: 12 news' terry sater is live in middleton, where the former senator has been watching the returns. terry. >> so far there is not much to cheer about yet.
certain states, the projected winner in california, but here they are talking about how russ feingold waged a hard campaign to win back his senate seat. he grew up in janesville, went to uw madison, oxford university, graduated from harvard, served 18 years in the u.s. senate, then six years ago, the tea party helped ron johnson sweep into power. feingold was leading in the it looked like he was going to get this senate seat back, but in the last couple of weeks, the margin started to narrow and what we are seeing here tonight is the those tea party voters have come out for ron johnson again. we will see how these returns come in, but some have called this race for ron johnson.
u.s. senator tammy baldwin. she says she was looking for to having her colleague back in the u.s. senate. right now, it does not appear that that will be the case. joyce: thank you. the balance of power still in the air for the u.s. senate. but in the house of representatives, republicans are projected to retain control. here's a look at that balance of power right now. 136 remain in place. kathy: kathy: house speaker paul ryan has been re-elected to his ninth term in congress. he's the projected winner in wisconsin's first congressional district, covering racine, kenosha and parts of walworth, waukesha, rock, and milwaukee counties. let's take a look at the numbers. ryan faced a challenge from democrat ryan solen. paul ryan with a huge win, 67% to 28%. joyce: adrienne pedersen is live at ryan's election night party in janesville.
adrienne: paul ryan supporters cheering every time there is a projection. paul ryan only spoke for about three minutes, keeping it extremely vague. he thanked his family, friends, and supporters. when he took the stage comes to a lot of races have not been counted. >> this country, and if we can just cap it -- tap it, that is what is ahead of us. adrienne: he did not mention hillary clinton or donald trump by name, but he did allude to them. i will have that coming up at 10:30 p.m. kathy: thanks. democrat gwen moore cruises to
, milwaukee. the republican party did not have a candidate. moore faced a pair of third party challengers, libertarian andy craig and robert raymond, an independent. joyce: in the fifth congressional district, which covers all of washington and jefferson counties, republican incumbent jim sensenbrenner won his 20th term in the house. he has served since 1979, challenged tonight by democrat khary penebaker and libertarian john arndt. . kathy: and in the sixth house district, republican glenn grothman is in his first re-election bid, facing democrat sarah lloyd. joyce: and a race we're following up north, the open seat for wisconsin's eighth district. it has been held by republican reid ribble, who had served three terms. he decided not to run again. the a.p. projects republican mike gallagher, former congressional aide, will defeat
there are the results, 49% reporting, 63% to 47%. 12 news' patrick paolantonio and mike gousha are here to break down the numbers. kathy: you can look at the results by county. patrick: as we look at this map, almost all of the counties have started report, and there is a lot of red on this map. >> donald um better tonight than a lot of people thought he would do, and there are reasons for that. hillary clinton did well in milwaukee. she's doing well in dane county and another county, rock county. here is where the strategy for the clinton folks starts to follow part. trump does. well tonight in waukesha, washington, ozaukee counties. not as well as mitt romney did come of better than people thought he would.
sheboygan county, look at the margins in these counties in northeastern wisconsin. you're seeing double-digit margins and everyone of them, some of them 20 points. it is pretty remarkable stuff. if you go to the central part of the state, look at that. 20 point difference. donald trump winning big tonight in out state wisconsin. some of those counties i just showed you were barack obama counties in in 2012. patrick: i noticed some of those counties, you only have 30% or 40% reporting. when you go to milwaukee county and rock county, the majority of the precincts have reported. >> milwaukee county, 84% of the precincts in. if you are a democrat, there are votes to be counted in dane. probably also looking at places
a university of wisconsin campus, eau claire, the same thing. there will be some democratic votes there, but the map is largely red, and it is hard to see looking at the numbers we are looking at, it is hard to see hillary clinton finding a way to pull this out. it looks like trump maybe by three points by the end of the night. patrick: the latest poll had hillary clinton up at six points. >> you might ask how does this happen? brexit times five. they did not get what was going on in the community and small towns around state, and so he thought that might be part of it. the wisconsin gop takes great pride in its ability to get out the vote, and they said if we can get it within 2-3 points, we can win. wisconsin is older, whiter,
trump could win. patrick: the campaigns will be looking at this in dissecting what went right and wrong. we did not see hillary clinton. >> he was here are five times after the convention. patrick: we will keep tabs on the numbers in that. we will have more on the u.s. senate race coming up. joyce: we have new projections. kathy: whilee projecting hillary clinton will win california, hawaii, an organ. donald trump is rejected to win idaho. that narrows the electoral lead. there are 10 electoral votes at stake in wisconsin. donald trump had helped to flip the badger state red. now 63% reporting.
live with the clinton campaign watch party on milwaukee's west side. what is the mood their life? >> it has been up and down. we have heard lots of cheers every time a state goes for hillary clinton, then some silence when one goes towards the truck campaign. i can show you the room. people are closely watching those election results coming in here. each state seemingly magnified in importance as the night goes along here. really this crowd has not died down. most of the people have hung on here until they have some certainty as to what is going to happen tonight. it could be some time. i just spoke to mayor tom barrett, who was just here for a short time, about what he looks for going ahead for the city of
>> that is a little disconcerting. >> there is a stage behind me. there have been a few speeches tonight. we might hear from the folks here tonight, but until then, people are sticking around to find out how those totals come in. back to you guys. >> we are live at the truck campaign. it is in delafield tonight. tell us what the mood is. >> at the beginning of the night when results were started coming in, people said they were cautiously optimistic.
called and the excitement has been building, people tell me they are feeling hopeful, that cautiously optimistic. this watch party is hosted by the waukesha county republican party. it is taking place in the basement of the delafield brewhouse. people have been glued to the screens, watching the results as they come in throughout the night. we have been talking with people who told me the economy was important to them. the on the supreme court was important to them. i talked to a woman not too long ago described her mood and how she is feeling happy right now. take a listen. >> it is looking halfway decent for trump, which i was afraid it would not be. like i said, i know a lot of us are excited about it and hoping that this is the time that the republicans can take charge.
they are cautiously optimistic at this watch party, the excitement, the momentum is building throughout the night as each of these results get called in for donald trump. back to you. >> happy that north carolina has just been called for donald trump according to the associated press and cnn. >> markets around the world are watching the returns, and the dow futures are down nearly 700 points. asian markets are also about 2%. a look at the latest vote totals for wisconsin's 10 electoral votes. let's take a look. donald trump with the league right now, 49% to hillary clinton's 46%. 65 percent of precincts reporting. >> here's how the votes are coming in nationally. 60% of the precincts in, trump ahead of clinton, 49% to 47%.
associated press projects donald trump will win north carolina's 15 electoral votes. he has 216 to hillary clinton's 197, and is 54 electoral votes away from the white house. >> we are live from clinton headquarters in new york city. what is the mood there. democrats have to be holding their breath right now. >> analyst say they thought they would have been in better shape at this point in the evening with donald trump taking some of those states. still, the clinton campaign does have a path to 270. take a look behind me. we have a crowd of thousands of people here, thousands more are outside. they have been hearing from a parade of high profile speakers, including katy perry. clinton is a couple of miles away at the peninsula hotel watching the returns come in
clinton is to deny donald trump a win in pennsylvania and hold onto ohio and michigan and wisconsin as well to get to that magic number. virginia, that was a bellwether state. they are looking at that to get some indication how the rest of the night would play out. reporting tonight, sally kidd. >> just about a mile and truck campaign headquarters, where we are seeing with the mood is like their. >> the mood is good here. 22 states have been called for donald trump, and the crowd behind me has been loving it all night. florida, ohio, and north carolina are the three take states that have gone read this presidential election, and that
night for him. we are still waiting for wisconsin, pennsylvania, michigan, minnesota -- those states could really determine what happens here, but the mood here is great. this room is packed right now. we have been here since 4:00 this afternoon and we have seen the room get more crowded and livelier. people here are very excited about what they are hearing. each time a state goes for trump , they are looking like 0 >> has the candidate appeared at all? there is not a big enough facility at trump tower, so i'm wondering if he has been cited there yet? come -- >>, no. we believe he is that trumped tower with his family and running mate.
if tonight continues to go like it's going, it will be a good night for him. >> here is another look at the all-important electoral college. right now, trump ahead of clinton, 216 two 197. >> line snaked outside some polling places today. >> with a record number of only voters, turnout was expected behind. we are live in milwaukee with that part of the story. you mentioned that record early voting, 52,000 300 people cast their ballots during that six-week time. now, the cleanup continues from a busy election day. the last photo walked out at 8:25 p.m. an election worker told me around 2000 people came through. the overall numbers will probably the similar if not higher in milwaukee compared to
the morning and after work. some voters waited until the last minute. >> my plan originally was i was not going to vote, but i decided to come in because it is very important that i do. >> lines were not too bad. if you have to register, it's worse, that may be a 15 minute wait for me to get in there and vote. >> some of those people stood in line for close to an hour, but , officials tell me they are extremely happy about that. >> some eight hundred thousand people boating early in wisconsin statewide. thank you very much. at least one voting site ran out of ballots. >> couldst -- christina palladino is live. what happened in the town of lisbon? >>, i just got done talking with kathy novak, the waukesha county clerk.
affected with voting issues and the town of lisbon. there is confusion over what happened. voter turnout has been huge across waukesha county. they did not order another ballots in advance. around noon, they were notified that some reasonings send the town of lisbon had run out of ballots concerning the school referendum. it took a few hours to get them. in the meantime, they had use alternative ways of vote, and some frustrated voters express that. >> i talk to some people who indicated that they did not vote then, but they did indicate they would go back later. >> again, it is the county clerk understanding that no one was turned away from voting. they were all given other options to vote. there was also a ballot shortage in delafield, but that was
>> what a day it has been and what a night it is, another look at the wisconsin senate race as it stands right now with 67% of precincts reporting, ron johnson at 52% over 45% for russ feingold. >> let's go back to tear receipt or with the feingold campaign in middleton. >> this is a subdued party. to leave. we are expecting they would be talking about a russ feingold win at this point. we have been told by the feingold campaign that they will give us a warning when he is going to come out here. you are ready heard it reported that there have been some news outlets that have been reporting that ron johnson has already been declared or projected the winner in this race, but we have
feingold is not conceding and has not called johnson to concede the race, so we are just standing by. no word yet on when there is going to be some sort of announcement here tonight. i think they are waiting for more projections of who is the winner in this race. some of those returns, about a third of them, are still out there, so they may be waiting before me -- for more returns to come in. leave here when another news outlet reported that johnson was already the winner. we will keep you posted. we are here for the long haul. kathy: we are waiting to hear if a call is made from the feingold campaign tonight. joyce: let's bring in 12 news' kent wainscott live with the ron johnson campaign in oshkosh. kent.
some trouble there. as soon as we get that taken care of, we will go back to him. in 1934, the last time somebody one a rematch, so perhaps we will stay on that. patrick and mike have been taking a closer look at the numbers. kathy: what can you tell us? patrick: the latest poll had feingold up by one . ron johnson 52% to feingold 45%. >> we saw this momentum in the last several weeks of the campaign. if you look at our map tonight, you can see what happened here. yes, russ feingold did well in traditionally democratic milwaukee county. yes, he would do well and traditionally democratic gain county, but the heat -- but he did not find traction in other
big numbers here. washington county, he does very well. one thing they did not want to see happen to russ feingold tonight was that he would get crushed or beaten soundly in the green bay media market. that has happened tonight. if you look at these numbers, if you go right to this market, are seeing that democrats cannot overcome that. they say they need 43% or 44% in the green bay you market to be competitive, and they could not get their tonight. they got beaten badly and northeastern wisconsin. patrick: our producer is telling us the ap is projecting ron johnson as the winner tonight, and we will hopefully when from him shortly. you mention he is outperforming donald trump in some of these counties.
>> i think johnson had some of the right issues at the end of the campaign. a lot of money came into this race late. johnson seem to peak at the right time. there was news about health care that was not all that positive, so there were things in the race that seem to work for johnson in the end. i think the feingold campaign might go back and look at this that we peaked in the summer in teof numbers. it felt towards the end of the race that all the momentum was going towards the johnson campaign, and that was the case tonight. tonight, this is a good sized margin of victory. patrick: 67% reporting right now, and this is the senate race. also keeping tabs on the presidential race. for now, back to kathy and joyce . again, were hoping to hear from
kathy: let's take another look at those numbers. the ap calling the race for ron johnson. 69 percent of precincts reporting, ron johnson with 52% to ron johnson -- to russ feingold 45%. joyce: let's see if we can touch base. >> we have been hearing for a while that ron johnson would be stepping onstage to address supporters here. we are hearing that he will be coming out any moment now. who's going to be coming out to introduce the senator. this crowd was ecstatic a short time ago when this race was called for ron johnson by one of the news outlets. they are anxiously awaiting senator johnson to step to the stage. this is a critical raise, not only in wisconsin, but across the country as it will help determine control of the u.s. senate.
moments when ron johnson steps to the stage. kathy: we will keep you on the air. let's talk a little bit more about how the crowd has been reacting tonight. >> you know what? it was a cautiously optimistic crowd at the beginning of the evening, but the excitement grew, the anticipation grew as those numbers started to come in, and again, this projection of ron johnson winning this senate seat, returning to the senate, came up on the screen here, a lot of high-fives in the room. i'll tell you what, we will make a quick audio switch and listen as governor scott walker steps to the stage. joyce: we will make that audio switch and head back to the governor as soon as we make that audio switch. are we going to go to the governor?
we will see him in a moment. >> it is a victory for future generations and for those of us here today. thank you for being here tonight. on november 2, 2010, you elected ron johnson, me, republicans across the state, and you sent us a message. you said just don't campaign, get out there and govern like you said you're going to do when you campaign, and we turn the state around. we turn the state around. the great news tonight is you have someone -- remember that movie mr. smith goes to washington? someone who was a manufacturer doing his old thing, stood up and heard the call of the people of the state and said he was going to do something about it, went to washington and did his job and said, i'm going to focus on wisconsin, not washington. that is what he has done for the past six years. that is what he would do for the
values to washington. not only was his victory tonight, but it's a a victory for america as well. ron johnson can tell what it means to be from wisconsin, tell what it means when you have people willing to think more about the next generation than the election. you can do remarkable things for the people of your state. sentence -- senate. it is my honor to introduce the current and future senator and the great state of wisconsin, ron johnson and the entire johnson family. ? joyce: we are waiting for ron johnson the come out. he will be coming out
three children. he is the chairman of the homeland security committee, budget, and foreign relations committee. he has done it. this is a presidential election year, and he's going back to washington. kathy: he just told the associated press that he won because he told the truth. let's listen in. >> thank you. thank you. thank you. thank you wisconsin. thank you wisconsin. thank you. thank you. thank you. so apparently we did not run out of beer this year. i so appreciate it. this was a big night.
-- it is a big night for wisconsin. it is a big night for america, but i have to take some time to thank some people. i would like to thank my wife, jane. jane has just then a rock. she has been so supportive. jane is a patriot, and i could not have done this without jane. i want to thank my they have been supportive every part of the way. i have to thank my siblings. my younger brother moved back from minneapolis to help with
his wife also had to leave her family. she has gotten involved with the community, the boys and girls club, doing a great job. thank you. my brother and his wife, now he is the one who found a lot of our commercials that i think put us over the top. my sister and her husband has been a supporter from afar. she has given me all kinds of encouragement, so thank you. i need to thank a very special person. you saw him here earlier, tony.
there he is. so, first of all, let me apologize to oshkosh in the catholic school system for taking tony away from you, but you all know what a servant-leader tony is. he has gained so much respect in washington, d.c., respect he deserves, but, tony, you know, i could not have done this without you, so god bless you. i want to thank the official staff, the folks here in wisconsin who are just dedicated to excellent customer service. i will not name everybody because i will forget some, but you know who you are. you have done so much to be so
dedicated to customer service so you can expect x additional years of great customer service as well. -- expect six additional years of great customer service as well. they give you all the information you need, so thank you guys. you have come here and help to campaign. i have got to thank the state-based campaign staff as well. where is betsy? betsy never gave up. let's face it, we had some pretty disappointing days every now and then, some frustrating poll results. nobody, nobody was more upbeat
message, kept us on point, a fabulous campaign manager for whoever hires her next. you know, i have had the privilege over the last really six years serving with phenomenal people. over the last couple of days, traveling to the state, don't think wisconsin fully appreciate how lucky we are to have the men and women of integrity in our state legislator, and the governorship, serving in congress. governor walker, where did governor walker go? a man of integrity, a man of
be attached to everybody else i mentioned. lieutenant governor clayfish, paul ryan come all the men and women of the state assembly and senate. i am a big paul ryan and his agenda to save this country. other members of congress, reid ribble -- i know he is retiring. mike gallagher is a fabulous, fabulous -- glenn grothman and
congress. you know, the governor, members of the legislature put us on the right path. paul ryan, we are going to put america on the right path, so god bless all those folks. about six and a half years ago, a door was open to this opportunity to serve the folks of wisconsin and america as united states senator. about 18 months ago, another door opened up to me through my senate staff and i met a wonderful man, pastor jerome smith. where are you? working together we have created
through the leadership of pastor jerome smith, and we are helping to transform people's lives, and we are using that as an example of how when you demonstrate and implement your compassion in your community, that is actually what works, and so pastor smith, certainly might guarantee to you is that we will continue to grow and expand the joseph project and use that wonderful now i did speak with senator feingold. he called me. a very gracious call, wished me well. i wished him well and the next chapter of his life.
in the next chapter of his life. i talked to paul ryan, leader mcconnell, our vice president joe and presidential nominee, and my messages been pretty consistent. i believe america has given us a chance, an opportunity to put this nation on the right path, and that is what i intend to do. as tony said, six years ago i always told you i would tell the truth, i would never voter act with my reelection min approach the next six years with a seriousness of purpose. we have a shot. we have a chance. we have got to put america on the right path, and the way we are going to do it is we are going to be concentrating on the areas of agreement, and here is the number one area of agreement we start with. as americans and wisconsinites, we really do show the same goal.
secure wisconsin and america. we are concerned about each other. there is no one political party that has a monopoly on compassion. we all want our fellow citizens to succeed, to have an opportunity to build good lives for themselves and their family. i have said this repeatedly, i the problems, the challenges, and threats we face. i will not do that. this is a night of celebration.
but this is a night of opportunity. we had been given a chance. we will seize that chance and together working together, because one group i have not thank yet, all of you. as i said, what gives me hope, the number one thing people tell me, we are praying for you. it is all of you that have made this possible. working together as will say this country, so god bless all of you, god bless wisconsin, godless america. thank you. joyce: there you heard, ron johnson accepting victory in this race. the margin over russ feingold, 52% to 47%. he said he is approaching it with a seriousness of curtis. kathy: we will go back to terry
ron johnson says he has gotten a call from russ feingold. >> yes, russ feingold conceded moments ago. the crowd is standing here, a very somber mood. here is his concession speech moments ago. >> this could be one of the most challenging times in the history of our country. particularly these wonderful young people that worked on this campaign. they will have to heal the wounds. they will have to bring us together. we will get through this, and i look forward to helping you in any way i can, but it is now up to you. thank you so much.
has failed back to win the senate seat he held for 18 years here in wisconsin. six years ago, the tea party moved in and swept feingold out and put ron johnson in power, and those voters returned ron johnson to power tonight. feingold returns back to his private life lecturing at universities and such. we don't expect to hear much more about his future until maybe a couple of days from now. kathy: thank we will go back to the presidential race. here are the vote totals for wisconsin, 10 electoral boats from our state, 75% of precinct reporting, donald trump still in the lead, 49% to hillary clinton's 46%. a look at the national vote, our next graphic, donald trump also leading in the raw vote with 69%
map? a new projection from the associated press projecting hillary clinton will win the state of washington. donald trump is projected to win georgia. that brings the total to 232 for donald trump and 209 for clinton. donald trump is 38 electoral votes from becoming the next president. joyce: we will check in again for the latest breakdowns from mike and patrick. patrick: ron johnson mention his advertisements and the joseph project, the project he is part of that was featured in part of the advertisements. >> he began running those ads in september, and there were a couple of positive ads. the joseph project has worked to get folks from milwaukee employment in the area. he also ran an ad featuring a family from the green bay area who is adopting a child from the congo.
who did not have a clearly formed opinion about ron johnson, and there were quite a few of them, tended to be more empathetic with him as time went on. they tended to have a more favorable impression of johnson, and he closed out with a couple of advertisements talking about what we have in common, and another one featuring his kids. you could relate to that as a parent. a lot of parents could. t hammered feingold, but the johnson as were a little bit more positive. patrick: this was a race that was focus nationally. >> very much so. there were people in the republican party who had given up on the contest and said we were not spend a lot of money there. we don't think he will win. there were some decisions made not to spend money here, at
that showed the race had tightened and a lot of money came in to help johnson, and network to his benefit. he was like a dead man walking for a while. he came back to win. it is a victory for republicans as they fight to retain the majority control in the u.s. senate. patrick: can we flip over to the presidential race. we are still waiting for a projection here. >> 49, 46, and big signs of movement in this race. there are still votes to be counted in dane county where hillary clinton is doing well. she has that going for her. a few left in milwaukee and milwaukee county. again, some of that is offset by some of the precincts not reporting in brown county. eau claire, a little rate of
upfield, and i think if you look at all these numbers, it will be very difficult for hillary clinton to win wisconsin. as you look at the electoral college map at the moment, wisconsin is important. both these candidates have over 200 electoral votes and paths to get there, but everything has to break their way. wisconsin is important, and right now, it looks like wisconsin might go for donald trump. pa not reported. we are waiting for that projection. we hope to bring that to you soon. joyce: cnn is projecting that washington state will go hillary clinton's way. in the meantime, let's take a live look at pictures from the national campaigns in new york city. we will begin with the hilton hotel and midtown manhattan. kathy: there is that hat, make america great.
glass case right there in front of everybody awaiting the actual candidate to take the stage tonight. here is another look at the clinton campaign. you can see people who are looking possibly add results coming in. there have to be a ton of monitors there. they are not far from where the trump campaign is holding its potential victory party. hillary clinton i'm sure perceived going to say that she had broken through the glass ceiling in the presidential race to become the first female president. joyce: we did get a look at the glass ceiling right there in that shot. sheldon dutes has is with people watching the results from a trump get together, the gop field office in delafield at the brewhouse there, a lot of people watching the results come in. sheldon.
applause and a lot of loud cheers. the excitement level has become more palpable as the night has gone on. trump keeps getting more and more of those electoral votes. not too long ago, i spoke with a voter here who said that he feels good. he said it is not over yet. i talked to another voter here not too long ago, and he told me why he thinks the tide is slowly, possibly changing. take a listen. and we will hear from that gentleman a little bit later, but basically he said that people went to the polls today, voice their opinions, and we are seeing that play out as the electoral map starts to light up throughout tonight. again, a lot of excitement here in delafield at the courthouse, where the waukesha republican party is holding their watch party. a lot of cheers as the night
we are also watching things from the hillary clinton camp. what is the latest there? >>, i can tell you that the crowd here has been dealt a little bit, but there are still quite a few people who are still hoping that these things might turn around. the numbers that are coming in now are not looking very positive. there were a lot of booze when e s when the ron johnson concession speech was going on -- russ feingold concession speech was going on, but they are still hopeful that they hillary clinton pull out a win. i spoke with congresswoman gwen moore a short time ago against -- about the polls ahead of time that showed hillary clinton with a lead throughout most of this
how she might explain how it is that donald trump has done so much better than those polls might have suggested. >> we had a very nationalistic message that resonated with many people, and it was a message that was -- relied on white americans to stick with him. there is a podium set up behind me. congresswoman moore and mayor barrett were here earlier. they may be back. we don't know. if hillary clinton can turn around the trend in wisconsin, but it looks like it could be a late night, and people are still hanging in here. back to you. kathy: projections holding out
they are states in play. joyce: only once in nearly 70 years since the end of world war ii has the same political party 13 presidential elections in a row, so that is what they are attempting to do. this time, we will see what happens. patrick: we'll are waiting for a projection from the ap or abc news. there might be reason why we don't have a projection for either. waiting because there are a fair number of votes in dane county that have yet to be counted. some of these folks could be heavily weighted towards hillary clinton. -- votes that could be heavily weighted towards hillary clinton. there are still votes to be counted in milwaukee county. as we look at this map, it is a
46%, still quite a few precincts have not reported. a smaller county like manitowoc county, you still have a fair number of votes to be counted, even brown county where donald trump has been running up the score, still half of the precincts reporting there. is it possible? i guess it is possible. i'm sure the networks, inclu just use some rough counts here, it is tough for me to see how that happens, but apparently people with greater intellect than mine are probably waiting before making that decision. we talked about donald trump. patrick: we saw him here in the state. it had been several months ago that we saw him he clinton here, april was the last time we saw
kaine here. as the campaigns the back, do you think they will look at that and that will be something that they realize maybe made a difference in all of this? >> the fact that she did not come here, but i will say this, hillary clinton has not had a lot of success in wisconsin. she was beaten badly in the 2008 primary. bernie sanders one 71 of 72 counties here. --on 71 of 72 counties here. patrick: we are still waiting for final word. we hope to have it sometime soon, and we can pass it along. kathy: we saw the polling, and it is not going the way the polling is going. do you think the campaigns are looking at this like some of the media are going, wow, we are seeing donald trump
back there behind closed doors? >> i don't know. i can take you this good i talked to a person with the republican party in the state of wisconsin today about what could happen tonight, and they had their own internal polling, but they also did what is called an election modeling. they felt they had a certain electorate that they were expecting to turn out tonight. they said according to our modeling in the polling we have been doing, we think donald trump will be close. republicans feel that they have a battle tested get out the vote operation in the state, and they feel they have been through this a lot of times in the past. if they could get it close and within a couple of points i election day, they thought they could get a victory in this race , so those are a couple of the reasons, but clearly donald trump has exceeded far beyond the expectations of many
>> our coverage continues. here's a look at the electoral map. on trump ahead with 238, hillary clinton with 209. wisconsin has not been decided yet. click 79% of precincts reporting, dom ahead 49%-45%. wisconsin has not gone far the -- when ronald reagan won. >> a bit of oh wave election for republicans. a couple of state senate seats are in play. it's possible republicans could pick up a couple more senate seats tonight.
we are not going anywhere, we will keep you informed on what back live in times square, here again, george stephanopoulos. >> it's midnight on the east coast. and donald trump is racking up the 244 electoral votes to 209 for hillary clinton. only needs 26 more to become the next president of the united states. what are you hearing, tom? >> we just got a good piece of information, from john santucci. donald trump left the war room, went to his penthouse in trump tower, said he needed a moment
and trump tower is exploding in a good way. they feel like this is their night. and breaking down, on a simple level, matt doubt a-- dowd had big operation, and donald trump won this race by labeling people. jeb bush, low energy. he had an lying ted, crooked hillary. the night is not over, but think about this. president trump. >> president trump, would be the 45th if he wins. three key states, michigan, wisconsin, and pennsylvania. let's look at them one by one. jon, start out with michigan. >> donald trump clinging to a
track, you go with donald trump. and if you thought supreme court appointments were important, you go with donald trump. and the names like the bush family, john kasich in ohio not voting for trump. the were left behind, they were saying, i don't care what the establishment will do, i've found my man. >> cecilia vega? >> well, in a campaign that has been nothing but surprises, how many times have we sat around a table saying, i can't believe that happened. after donald trump called
to not denouncing the kkk fast enough. the list goes on and on, it's been a campaign of oh, my gods. >> and my thought goes to the white house. barack obama and michelle obama in the white house, they poured everything they had into this in the final weeks. president obama, going back to the white house corresponds dinner, showing nothing but contempt for donald trump. >> well, saying that ride up to the capitol on january 20th, with barack obama sitting next to donald trump in the limousine up there, it could be a pretty
and a twitter account. >> and a lot of media exposure. >> we haven't talked abilout th media. donald trump talked about this, tom knows this. >> every night. >> we weren't telling the truth, we were the corrupt media. don't believe whatever you hear. and apparently a lot of people bought into that. >> donald trump came to the campaign with a ski he was a television performer, had the apprentice, other ventures. this was something he brought that no one could match. none of the establishment republicans in the debates, donald trump was the best performer on the stage, and he knocked them all off the stage. >> and trying to reflect when the last time in our history, we've had a moment when donald trump showed up. and the closest i can get,
populist, everybody thought he was a crazy man. there was no way he should be president of the united states, all of his party didn't want him to be president. he won. >> it hasn't been decided yet, 244 for donald trump, 209 for hillary clinton. new hampshire, what are we seeing there? >> first, let's share a tweet wrong about anything in my life. there's still a beating heart in wisconsin, but he's never been as wrong. what state did you want to go to? >> let's go to new hampshire. >> 77% reporting, and donald trump continues to lead in the state of new hampshire. >> and michigan? >> michigan, still tight.
state of michigan. next door, wisconsin, donald trump, the lead if anything is expanding. most of the vote is in in dane county, and milwaukee, not a lot more democratic votes to mine. >> and how about minnesota and nevada? >> minnesota, hillary clinton up six points. nevada, a solid six-point lead. >> and pennsylvania? >> look at that. look at that, george. donald trump is back in the lead in the state of pennsylvania by about 8,000 votes. >> so he's ahead in pennsylvania, ahead in michigan, ahead in new hampshire, ahead in wisconsin right now. >> it's looking like a trump victory. >> just a little note from over the northern border, the canadian government's
tonight. a lot of people saying they'd move to canada. you can try it yourself, it crashed tonight. it was overloaded. so, the international shockwaves have started. >> charlie? >> you can't take, give him enough credit for doing this. for pulling this off. and i don't mean, i don't want to be a debbie downer. but one of the things that's so dismaying, people can't talk to each they walk away from conversations with each other. because the feelings are so heated. no matter who wins this thing, that's not going away. the deep divisions have divided us as a country. and that, that hurts. >> and that's going to be a big challenge for whoever becomes the next president. and debra roberts is in
supporters, but now we're down to the faithful few, just biting their nails. i asked them if they think it's over, and a couple said it's not over until it's over. they thought a week or two ago, there was something going on. the head of the republican party said, we think we're on to something, we're seeing something we haven't seen before. and also tonight, they saw a senate race to go a republican in 30 years. so, they feel they're speaking, these are heavily trump supporters, jobs, jobs, jobs. some of the women said they reluctantly voted for donald trump, at the end of the day, jobs trump everything. so, a lot of nervous folks still waiting, but i think they're feeling confident, but it's not
pennsylvania. martha, you spent a lot of time there. >> i have to say, i'm not surprised in those areas where debra is, because of the anger. the mayor, who i drive around with, two days ago in pennsylvania, he was showing me all the trump signs. maybe one or two hillary clinton towns. 7,500, people are moving out, and they don't have jobs. he kept saying, i don't care what donald trump says. and whoever wins tonight will not only be president, they will be commander-in-chief. not only just commander-in-chief, but we are still at war in iraq. we're still at war in afghanistan, and that is going to be immediate. i've been talking to a lot of
days. texting them, back and forth. it really is kind of across the board. i think donald trump was probably more popular in the military than even the general population. that's the place, if you want to find working-class white males, it's the military. and it's a split in society. to tell me who he's voting for. but there is a split, and there are, i was just listening to someone, he said, look, i like donald trump, i like what he says. i'm worried about the second amendment. it's the messaging that donald trump has done. >> let's go out west, jon, start with arizona and then nevada. >> arizona, trump has a solid
vote in. nevada, hillary clinton, a five-point lead. neither one is particularly surprising. pennsylvania, the lead going back and forth. right now, trump up. one thing i would point out, pittsburgh, allegany heny count. 25% of the vote is in. >> and dd to lose pennsylvania. >> he can absolutely afford to lose pennsylvania. it's shocking we're this close. and one other place that's interesting, luzerne county. looking back to 2012, obama won handily. this is steel, coal country. and donald trump winning by 20 points in a county that barack obama won just four years ago. >> cecilia vega? >> we're hearing from a donor to
read you this quote. done, over, he's the president. >> this is from a clinton donor. >> clinton donor. >> there we have it. >> we haven't heard from anybody in the campaign, they're still radio silence. and i'm told by my colleagues in the room at the javits center, we were told that hillary clinton was working on a speech but the stark, stark words from a top donor to the clinton campaign, done, over, he's the president. >> if wisconsin goes for trump, and maine, too, one of the two congressional districts, i think it's gotten now for trump. it is 270.
wisconsin, and maine to get to, i'm pretty sure about this math, to 270. arizona, wisconsin, they look pretty strong for trump. >> and to take up something martha said, about being president elect. there's two historical things that will be broken, the glass ceiling of a woman president, or the first president with no political or military experience. they've either had military or political experience, and he doesn't have either. >> and bill kristol and matthew dowd, you've worked with republican presidents and republican white houses. we're still waiting for the other states to come in. but donald trump has multiple paths. he calls you up tomorrow morning
>> i'll have to withdraw my application to canada. i guess the website is crashed. he needs to unite the country. he needs to make a gracious speech, and reach out to whoever didn't vote for him. i assume secretary clinton will do something like that, and it's extremely important, the tone o i think there will be a certain amount of goodwill, even among those who have strongly opposed him, you have to hope your president succeeds. >> i would agree, but i think one of the things he needs to do, he needs to reassure them, he's going to be surrounded with people in the white house that
even his supporters worry about his temperament. >> tom llamas, quickly. >> respectfully, i disagree with matt dowd. just because, if he wins tonight, it's a testament to himself. i did this by myself. a politician's job, to take a jaded perspective, is to get re-elected. if donald trump wins by margins tonight, he will do whatever he wants. >> donald trump, 26 electoral votes away from the white house. we'll be right back. vo: introducing the new motoz droid with moto mods, exclusively on verizon. boom! vo: transform your phone in a snap. with the only next gen network that lets you get the most out of it, because verizon lte advanced
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and we're back now, coming up on 20 minutes after midnight on the east coast. and donald p victory. it's not done yet, but he has 244 electoral votes to 209 for hillary clinton. shaping up to one of, if not the most stunning upset in american political history. cecilia vega, they were exuberant, is reality setting in for the clinton camp?
clinton campaign that they believe the race is over for hillary clinton right now. no one from the clinton campaign has spoken publicly. that's a sign in and of itself. and hillary clinton is not notoriously superstitious. and has been working on two speeches all day and all ni continuing to grow in the trump camp. >> rudy giuliani talking with reporters about the future. they're calling the polls before the election prejudiced. donald trump said the election is rigged, he may end up winning a rigged election. >> and it picks up on the point
donald trump. >> it's a stunning thing. and a key question we always ask, which candidate is qualified to be president. 46% say only hillary clinton. 54% of americans say they oppose the idea of a border wall. and mi deserve a chance. and 39% of americans say the candidate who can bring change, 83% of american voters who wanted the change went with donald trump. >> and alex, let me bring that to you. mexico has made it clear,
wall. how does he bring that to his supporters? >> well, for too long, american voters have seen, they send people to washington with their five-point plan, and that's where they start. donald trump is the kind of guy, i want to buy this car, you want $50,000, i'll give you $10,000. i think the american people understand it's part of process, and will give him slack as long as we move things in a different direction. but peter thiel gave a big speech in washington last week. he said, i don't think voters pull the lever to endorse a candidate's flaws. we're voting for trump because we judge the leadership of our
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hey, guys, welcome. you are joining abc news' digital coverage of election night 2016, in progress. >> native. i wonder if you think there's enough vote in detroit to make up for hillary clinton. >> one of the big things about detroit, it's fundamentally changed in terms of the residents. it's still 90% black, but a lot of the blacks are on the outskirts of the revitalization,
white. just walking around, you say there's a lot of white people here. >> and the state of nevada, where hillary clinton has been called the victor, that's a key state for hillary clinton. of course, she's got a long way to go, given the nature of the map at this point. at this point, we're calling her the projected winner in the at next door, is arizona, which would be a massive electoral prize for her. some indications, she may have a chance there. but it's still, it would be a reach given that it's traditionally a red state. >> and michigan, we have yet to call. i know you have some thoughts on that. we'll have that back in just a second. wisconsin as well.
jon karl, slim hopes, but they're still alive. >> she's in a situation where she has to win, she has to run the table on these states in the industrial midwest, including pennsylvania. she has to win minnesota, where she has a lead. wisconsin, where she's trailing, michigan, where she's trailing. and pennsylvania, almost a toss-up. >> so, she has t w states where she's behind, michigan and wisconsin. >> and even so, donald trump has some other paths here. if he wins in new hampshire, he can win just the state of wisconsin. let's go to my possibilities board. he still has multiple, sorry -- if you look at this, these are the states outstanding.
he's at 260 arizona. wisconsin alone puts him at 270. he doesn't need anything else. >> and michigan, well over 270, pennsylvania as well. just needs one of the three. >> and i want to go back to rebecca jarvis. world markets are now open, asian markets. what are we seeing? >> lower across the the dow, down more than 800 points. the s&p, futures are down, the traditional 401(k) is down about 5%. and at the moment, the cme group halted trading in the s&p 500 because stocks were down so much. that's extremely rare.
market has bounced up a little bit, but much lower. >> and terry moran, we're starting to see world reaction. the french ambassador to the united states, we'll put it up in a second. this is a world we do not know anymore. >> he said after brexit, this election, anything is possible. our world is crumbling before our the cold war, promoting not a borderless world, but a very open world, in terms of trade, money, capital, jobs, businesses to flow from country to country. immigration is being rejected, trump voters would tell us the homeland means more.
neoliberal world order that has been the consensus around the world. >> themes they hit from the first day in 2015. >> it's what carried him through the primaries and the general election. and getting some updates, we understand that donald trump is waiting for two things to happen. someone calls the receives a call from hillary clinton. that's where they're at right now. >> let's look at the state of new hampshire. what are we seeing? >> you ready for this? 15-vote margin. donald trump is winning the state of new hampshire by 15 votes. >> how much is out? >> 81%. >> so, still a lot of votes left. but it's a 15-vote margin right now. lots of close states right now,
to florida in 2000, but not necessarily depending on how other states in the midwest fall. >> i think hillary clinton would wish it was florida 200 at this ti time. i think will have to grasp with a lot of things in the aftermath of this. but i want to follow up on, there was major poll probl this election. hillary clinton may end up winning the popular vote, and it looks like she probably will win the popular vote. so, the national polls not far off. but every single state poll, most of them done by the hillary campaign. >> it's not just the public polls. we reported with the democratic,
democratic and trump side, almost everyone said, it was almost impossible. the trump side had a route, but they thought it was almost impossible to win in the last 48 hours, and now he's about to. >> nobody had the data that was right. the question is, is there any way to have gotten this t? the proportion of voters, the noncollege white men, they got the sample right. it's the proportion saying they voted for trump that was wrong. is it socially unacceptable to say you voted for donald trump? you can fix sampling error, but you can't fix that. >> alex?
publicly support donald trump, if you thought that you didn't have a phone or a television set. john kerry, george bush, 2004, the exit polls had kerry winning by six, he lost by two. >> stephanie? >> well, the polls for were wrong, but not the internal data. we were pretty darn close. i want to address one thing, the social undesirability of trump, there's one reason. make america great again was a dog whistle for keeping immigrants out, keeping your foot down on people, discriminating against people --
>> alex, remember, the most powerful ad against donald trump were the ads that used his own words. >> i'm not going to argue that donald trump made it difficult to defend him. >> in election after election, everyone said that mitt romney was racist and sexist. >> i don't disagree. >> let's take a quick -- >> you have to agree with me that it's a different - >> i'm going to call this. we're going to come back to this. i want to go back to the state of nevada. they just had the hillary clinton win in the state. >> that's right, in fact, just a few moments ago when the state was called for hillary clinton, there was a great deal of chanting, yes we can, and hillary chanted in the room.
here, it died down. but nationwide, they're disappointed, because this was one of the states where latinos were expected to have a surge. apparently there was a latino surge that helped win nevada. but across the country, it hasn't won. we've been talking about anger all night long. from working white people, and the working class. there's also a great deal of i've been getting messages all night long from latinos, and their advocacy groups. now they're turning not just to anger but to fear. there's a real fear among lat latinos, because it appears to them that donald trump will win. not just fear about their relatives being deported, or
looking for undocumented immigrants, but fear they're going to be marginalized. people of color, muslims, blacks, they'll be ostracized and not important. what are the chances if donald trump wins, of true immigration reform? even though the exit polls say that most americans today actually favor a path to citizenship. but they also favor a huge wall. and that wall is a symbol of marginalization, that americans of color are feeling tonight. >> and if he becomes a president -- let's go back to the maps. let's look at pennsylvania, very, very close. >> pennsylvania is close.
donald trump is clinging to a very narrow lead. but it's a lead with 90% of the votes in. and i mentioned we were waiting for votes for allegany heny cou. not a lot of votes left. >> leading in michigan, pennsylvania, and wisconsin? >> that's right. leading in three, he only needs to win one. >> and jim hispanic vote. so much talk about waking a sleeping giant, building the wall, about a deportation force, he woke another sleeping giant. and that's the uneducated white men in this country who heard someone who spoke to them. 49 points, the biggest record going back to 1980, an 11-point
white men. >> and gender gaps the likes we've seen never before. 30-some points in some states. it's another place where you'll see a sense of being left out. if you have african-americans voting by 89% for clinton, and hispanic americans voting for her by 67%, and women voting for her, you have got this incredible divide th just a partisan divide, it's a divide among groups of people who are going to feel very, very hostile to each other. >> and groups of people around the country and in washington as well. byron pitts? >> i'm confused at this moment. >> join the club.
in baltimore. i've been talking to them, they see it's very american, the underdog has won. it's a very american quality. and many of my friends of color and women, many times if you're a person of color, you're told if you get a good education, prepare yourself, you can be as successful as anyone else in america. in this case, you have a woman as on paper, and she lost to, forgive me, a white guy with a haircut. >> and tom llamas, you have the champion of working class america, a man who inherited an awful lot of money, parlayed that into success in reality tv and hotels, moved himself as far
imagine. >> a billionaire from manhattan, connecting with the midwest. his message resonated with these people so well, and he never adapted or changed his style. wore that suit, threw on the hat, sometimes if he was going into -- an area with a lot of hunting, he would throw on a camouflage make america great hat. that was thenl his gear, he never lost that jacket, played golf every sunday. but the message connected. >> and matthew dowd, he connected in a way, tom llamas is saying, people saw him as a trut truth-teller, even though if you look at the nonpartisan examination of the claims he was
untruthful statements. >> well, his voters didn't take him literally, but took him seriously. things that many people laughed and said, he's not serious. but the bad things, he doesn't mean that. i think they've been frustrated at both political parties. this is not a reward for the republican party. they said, give us the biggest, voice we didn't have in years. give us that big, brash, in many ways bully, and he's going to go to washington and he's going to represent me. >> he's not there yet, but close. what's happening in wisconsin? >> there are still democrat votes to come in.
democratic. still votes there and in milwaukee. but if you look overall at the state, trump has a three-point lead. and michigan, he's had a lead all night. we've been waiting on wayne county. which is detroit, 85% is in. so, they're starting to run out of democratic votes. >> and new hampshire? >> and new hampshire, it's gh donald trump has expanded his 15-vote lead. now, 81% reporting, with a sizable lead. >> all the ballots, everything is going liberally. mari
assisted suicide, that's passing. so, this very bifurcated result. >> and i want to bring this to terry, if donald trump is indeed elected, with a republican house, perhaps with a republican senate, he will bept that's what paul ryan was saying all along. >> well, good luck, paul ryan, retaining your speakership. and the thing that is trump's ideology, he's not a liberal or a conservative, he's a nationalist. make america great again is a nationalist slogan. and what counts for the people
me, they want to make america great again. seems like the people in new york city have more in common with people in frankfurt, london, hong kong, than with their cousins in albany. >> and you make a gd terry, just now, that just because donald trump may win, that doesn't mean that paul ryan is in the clear here. remember, he has had that very, very tense relationship with donald trump. donald trump has called him weak, ineffective. donald trump made very clear his views about paul ryan when he made the announcement that he was no longer going to defend or campaign for donald trump.
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boy, what a night it's been. unusual, surprising. just a day ago, no one would have predicted it. donald trump, 26 votes away from becoming president. he's leading, jonathan karl, in most of the states on the board. >> he sure is. the key ones, the industrial states in the midwest and pennsylvania. let's start with pennsylvania, 48%, 49%, 95% of the vote in. and donald trump is winning in pennsylvania. >> just to underscore, that was considered safe territory by the clinton campaign. part of the safe, blue firewall. >> it's a state that hasn't gone republican since 1988. the clinton team did campaign hard there in the final days. barack obama campaigned there,
pennsylvania, with bruce springsteen, the clinton. they put some effort there in the end. michigan, donald trump still has the lead. now just 77% reporting. donald trump continues to lead in michigan, and in the state of wisconsin, here, this enduring lead, 85% of the vote in. and donald trump has a three-point lead. and wisconsin, a might have been even more improbable for victory than pennsylvania. >> let's sit on that for a while. donald trump did not win the state of wisconsin in the primaries. he had the republican establishment against him. some of them came around, but scott walker, paul ryan against him. the talk radio network in the state against him.
>> and paul ryan, offering to campaign with him in the final stretch, and trump cancelled the trip to wisconsin. >> went to minnesota instead. >> this may be the state that puts him over the top. >> matthew dowd. >> i can't -- the historical, unprecedented, we've said that from the beginning. i thought donald trump would win the republican primary based upon data. would lose the general election based upon data. but the data was wrong in the second half so far. even if hillary clinton pulls out a close victory in the final hours of this, something went majorly off in all of the expectations, everybody on both sides had. >> and i think it had to be more than secret trump voters, i
there were a couple of people that didn't tell me who they were voting for, but they were college educated women. who knows about the secret trump support. but there is something that the data and polls are missing. >> we do have, late deciders, this is interesting. when did you decide, last few days, last week. many decided earlier. but break it down to,id decide last week? if you decided in the last few days, trump outweighed clinton. >> we're coming up on 1:00 a.m. eastern. one state still voting. donald trump, 26 electoral votes away from the white house. hillary clinton has a small path, she's not giving up. we're not ready to call anything. the latest results, coming up. >> back live in times square,
it's 1:00 a.m. in the east. 10:00 p.m. in the west. and we have an amazing election night going on. donald trump has 244 of the 270 electoral votes he needs to become the 45th president of the united states. and hillary clinton has 215. the polls just closed in alaska. three electoral votes in alaska. but let's just go through the most consequential states, starting with new hampshire. put that up. and we're going to show where the votes are in the state of new hampshire.
donald trump holding on to a three-point lead. nevada, we've called for hillary clinton. and let's go to pennsylvania, wisconsin, and michigan. >> new hampshire, donald trump has a, hillary clinton now has a slight lead in the state of new hampshire. only four electoral votes, she has a slight lead. the first lead of the night we've seen in new hampshire. pennsylvania, 96% for donald trump, almost over hillary clinton. michigan, donald trump continues to have a lead, with 77%. and about a 59,000-vote lead. the state of wisconsin, donald trump continues to lead 87% reporting, a three-point lead. out west, in arizona, where
victory, donald trump has a three-point lead. >> he only has to win one of the other big states. >> he would win wisconsin, michigan, pennsylvania, one puts him over 270. and maine, only one electoral vote, he's way ahead there as well. >> a lot of possibilities it's been such a surprising evening. matthew, in some ways, an entire industry blindsided. >> i think a country blindsided, as well as an industry. every single media association
clinton cli clinton campaign, the trump campaign. and i think we're going to be asking a lot of questions in the days that follow this, how was this missed? i actually think this was a bigger miss than the brexit. there were way more polls done in this race going up to this, and the arguments were clear. so, i think this is the biggest miss the world has seen. >> you know those polls? donald trump's voters, they listened to him say this isn't over. they didn't listen to us, or anybody else about the polls. it's not over. >> and cecilia vega, give us a sense of what it's like at the javits center.
people walking out, there's questions in this room right now. people don't know what's going on. they don't know if they're waiting for a concession speech, they're hoping they're waiting for a victory speech. one man, with a paper hillary clinton mask on top of his head. this was supposed to be a party. and i'm standing underneath this glass that at this point i think a lot of people are wondering if in fact it will be shattered tonight. >> radio silence from clinton command? >> complete radio silence. but we're hearing from top democrats and clinton campaign donors saying the race is over.
worked for president obama in his campaign and the white house. take us inside the white house at this point. jon had the tweet from david plouffe, he was as certain as anyone that hillary clinton would win. it sure seemed that president obama believed it would be a >> i think we all got it wrong. and it would be good for the democratic party to take some time and look at what happened. maybe we weren't listening well enough to those voters. she clearly didn't perform as well as she needed to with african-americans, hispanics, even women. and he overperformed with white men. so, we have to understand what
to be at least part of our coalition. but we've completely lost them here. >> stephanie, one of the things we talked about, we saw in the primaries, bernie sanders out of nowhere to give hillary clinton a real fight for the nomination. but a lot of hollowing out of the democratic at lower levels. >> this has been troubling, we're very confused, because the numbers were just so wrong. just all across the country. i was in florida stumping for hillary clinton. i saw people coming out to the polls, they wanted to make sure their votes were in the bank for hillary clinton. i don't know if there was some
voters. but we definitely have a lot of regrouping to do as a party. >> and bill kristol, donald trump was talking about during the primaries, maybe this was a hostile takeover of the republican party. maybe on the verge of winning after that hostile takeover. >> and i think matthew dowd made the point, but it's extraordinary that donald trump wa military officer. the upset in the republican party was striking, they normally nominate the next in line, a former vice president, former governor, and to win an upset like that, we're all going to be underestimating the impact of this. you don't have an anomaly of this magnitude, and things go
i don't buy that. i don't know that paul ryan will be speaker of the house, i hope donald trump reaches across the aisle, and across country, because it's a divided country, whichever one won. i hope there's a message of unity. but what he chooses to do, he doesn't agree with paul ryan on the heart of the republican agenda, a different view of immigration, trade, is he gng to go ahead with the trade policies he's talked about? we're in more uncharted waters than we even think. >> alex? >> one thing it makes you think, president obama's personal popularity is separate from where he's left the nation. this is a rejection of continuity. president obama said at the convention, hillary clinton is continuity. he campaigned for her strongly. and voters sent a powerful
but as far as uncharted waters, this isn't left/right anymore. this is old/new. top-down washington and government has failed this country, so we're going to blow it all up. that's part of the big message tonight. >> people were saying, we hate those charted waters. we know where that chart goes, and it's not working for me. >> yup. >> ironic in a way. what trump kept saying about african-americans, if not directly to them was, what do you have to lose? they felt there was a lot to lose. close to 90% of them voted for hillary clinton. but trump voters, that's exactly right. what do i have to lose? >> and this is what i'm trying
reading is exactly right. my question, what are they going to get? what is donald trump going to do for these voters who have now put their faith in him? >> he's going to attack nafta, the co companies that take jobs out of american. we haven't mentioned this but the supreme court, all the evangelical voters, he didn't prove that he loved god more than his rivals, we saw the bible come out but not again, but he got the vote because of the supreme court.
moran, he says he's going to tear up trade deals, and nato. he's been critical of the operation in mosul and the iran deal. how does the world react? >> in shock. he's about to take over the personalized and charismatic power. the president is an office with a great deal of power for a person who knows how to pick it up and use it. if there's one thing he's demon demonstrated, he's that guy. >> and martha, you questioned donald trump closely on this during the debates. but right now, we have americans
and iraq. >> yes, and his understanding of military policy and civilian/military divide, i don't know that he really has a plan for what he's going to do there. he has general mike flynn with him, he'll quickly tell you he has 200 admirals and generals backing him. i think mike flynn has been a huge influence on him. i was also looking back at an interview tim kaine gave. marine corps. he was asked, if donald trump is democratically elected, and your son is serving as a marine, you wouldn't trust his life under that commander-in-chief, and kaine said, i wouldn't. that's an extreme thing to say. the people in the military defend the constitution. that's what they do.
start with new hampshire. >> i've been looking, so, new hampshire, hillary clinton seems to have a lead. she's maintaining with 85% in. but new hampshire is only four electoral votes. go down to pennsylvania, 20 electoral votes. solidly, democrat for a long time. and donald trump continues to have a considerable lead, with 97% reporting. further west to michigan, donald trump it's narrowed. 87% reporting. wisconsin, 87% reporting, and donald trump has a three percentage point lead. >> needs to win only one of the three states. and let's look at minnesota, as we keep an eye on the trump headquarters in the new york hilton right now.
three-point lead, the thought that minnesota is even close is not something that was anticipated. >> i want to go back to the first time i really met donald trump, at the iowa state fair. he was really just coming on the scene in a big way. flew the helicopter in, trump on the side. the people at the iowa state fair couldn't get enough of him. we were walking around, if anyone supported hillary clinton there, and couldn't find anybody. and donald trump, bringing kids on his held c helicopter. he was charming them. >> i grew up in upstate new york, you go home, and you see trump/pence signs everywhere. we go back to the bernie sanders comparison, both had a message
country. when you say make america great again, they were talking for people who might be a high school graduate, may not have had an opportunity to go to college. which is a huge issue, and they wanted the opportunity, too. and think that, bernie sanders may cringe at the notion that some of his supporters went to donald trump, but something that sanders and trump tapped into. and i think there will be an autopsy in the democratic party about whether hillary clinton got that message across that she could do something, too. >> and this is from bucks county, an obama voter, he said, i've never voted republican, but
i don't trust hillary at all. she wanted to be a politician her whole career. staying in a marriage for that, that bothers me a little bit. does anything bother you about donald trump? they're both who horrible, abut going with trump. >> i want to go outside to t.j. holmes in t you're seeing and hearing. >> well, you talk about being shocked and confused, same here in times square. something i've never heard before is quiet. it's been quiet in times square this evening as the results have popped up on the screen behind me. it's overwhelmingly a pro-hillary crowd. and they've been shocked. we set up this facebook booth,
an empty booth and empty oval office, the pro-hillary crowd, they've been in absolute shock. the place has gone quiet. seven days a week, 24 hours a day, times square, you hear noise. you're not hearing much of anything. ayla, hello, you have a smile on your florida was republican, i'm very disappointed. but it's not shocking. i love in boca raton, very pro-trump. >> are you holding out hope? >> it sucks, but it is what it is. >> thank you so much. and if you want to hear from more voters, you're welcome to,
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>> he didn't reveal who he was going to vote for until the end. you have to look at this day for the republican party, because outside of what happened with donald trump is having an unbelievable day. holding on to the house, losing very few seats. look at the senate races. they are winning indiana, florida, wisconsin, now they've won pennsylvania. new hampshire is very kelly ayotte may win in new hampshire, and blunt is ahead in missouri. will keep control of the senate. the question that bill kristol raised, what does the republican party stand for? because they ran on a very different agenda than donald trump. >> well, the democratic party needs to have the same
is elected president, the republicans take over the senate, and republicans suffer very few losses. everyone thought it was the end of the republican party 30, 60 days ago. the democratic party has to realize, 34% of the electorate rejected the democratic party. >> and hillary clinton did underperform what she needed to do with nonwhites. >> it was the effort to get nonwhites, hispanic, african-american voters. and this is what president obama did in 2008 and 2012. look what she did tonight, at least so far into the evening. ten points, she lost, to what obama was able to perform just four days ago. donald trump gained 11 points
country. >> we're still waiting detroit, milwaukee, philadelphia, but is one of the stories tonight going to be that african-americans, who came out in record numbers for barack obama, did not have the same enthusiasm for hillary clinton? >> well, i don't think anybody expected they would have the same level of enthusiasm. but there's a big difference between fighting to win and being a leader. when you're a candidate it's great to have a winning strategy. but i don't think anybody up there that's a supporter of trump or a republican can say one policy that he'll actually do to keep any of the promises that he's made. not one thing.
trade deals, he's certainly not going to build the wall. we don't know how he will bring jobs back. so, i hope that will be a story that will be filled in. >> that will be a challenge for him. still 26 electoral votes short of what he needs right now. 244 to 215 for hillary clinton. we'll be right back. remember 2007? smartphones? o m g ten years later, nothing's really changed. it's time to snap out of it. hello moto. snap on a jbl speaker. a projector. a camera that actually zooms. it's a phone you can change again and again and again. hello moto. get excited world. moto is here.
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welcome back to abc news coverage of election night 2016. here again, george stephanopoulos. >> 1:30 a.m. on the east coast, 10:30 p.m. on the west a lot of states in the gray, trump with 244, clinton with 215. and hillary clinton holding on to a two-point lead in minnesota. the state of michigan, donald trump holding on to the lead, about 70,000 votes. 16 electoral votes. donald trump leading the state of michigan. new hampshire, only four
into the lead by about 4,000 votes. state of pennsylvania, this is a big one. 20 electoral votes. and donald trump ahead, 49% to 48%. that would get him just about there. 20 electoral votes in the state of pennsylvania alone. and up by about 60,000 votes. tom llamas, take us inside the trump high command. >> they're want the networks to call the election for donald trump. there's a little bit of frustration, because they feel they have won this race. that being said, donald trump got a promising sign, mary bruce
mike pence. >> mary, you've been covering speaker ryan up close. what do you think is going through his mind? hope you heard the question. go ahead. >> george, we know that speaker ryan did have that conversation with donald trump, t clearly a warming-up we're seeing. donald trump and paul ryan have had this very contentious relationship throughout the election. we've seen paul ryan over the last few days, saying he'd be willing to campaign with donald trump but it never ended up happening. we've heard paul ryan saying donald trump's name, the t-word, something he was reluctant to do throughout much of the campaign.
making these overtures to donald trump, the healing process going forward if donald trump does in fact win the presidency. >> and we know paul ryan had a distaste for a lot of the language he saw, against the muslim ban. very strongly for free trade agreements. i can movement to get rid of the trade agreements. >> well, it's also international affairs, paul ryan favors a more aggressive u.s. foreign policy. that's not donald trump.
it's hard for me to imagine them working together. >> a couple of big exceptions, perhaps on social issues, they could probably agree on the supreme court. and cokie, repealing obama care, replacing it with something else. and more tax cuts to promote economic growth. >> absolutely. and paul ryan has this whole better way that he talks about of a he wants to see done. i'm not sure that donald trump will oppose him on any of that. one place they could have an argument on is spending. and the question of infrastructure. think about that. we do have a crumbling infrastructure. airports are terrible, and this
somebody, you don't need a college degree to build roads, airports, train stations, schools, hospitals. this may be a place where trump can deliver to people what he's talking about, and republicans in congress may have to swallow hard and add to the deficit. >> and he'll get democratic votes for that as well. >> absolutely. lots of democratic votes. >> and the muslim ban, the trade promising hitting this hard, the idea that in his first few weeks in office, he would move to get rid of obama care completely. >> and we haven't talked about that tonight, but he hammered home those premiums that were rising in the final weeks of this campaign. every time he mentioned that, every state he would go to, the numbers would get higher and higher, and the crowds would
and small business owners that obama care affected as well. >> and let's go to amy robach, what do you got? >> a lot of impatient people here, ready for the race to be called. and susan, with me, you supported trump. are you surprised at all by tonight's results? >> not at all. >> not even a little bit? >> pollsters got it wrong? >> it's similar to when reagan got elected. there's a silent majority that will vote what their heart says. >> trump said tonight would be brexit times 50. looks like he may have been correct. what are you seeing tonight in this room? >> it's exciting, seeing
upbeat, there's so much energy in the room. >> this has been a negative campaign, we have a divided america. you see the signs, women for trump. but that's been an issue, there's been a big gender gap for who came out for whom. why, as a woman, did you vote for trump? >> i believe in what he says. do i believen not really. i don't believe in clinton at all. she proved she was pretty much disreputable. she's been in the government 30 years, has made a lot of money off being in the government. there's something wrong with that. you make it in the private sector, i'm happy for you. >> was it a vote against hillary rather than for trump?
and i want my grandchildren to have the possibilities i had when i grew up. >> and what do you think about how he speaks to women and minorities change? >> yes, absolutely. i want to see what he's going to do. >> are you going to go to bed tonight? >> not until they call it. >> any predictions? will we know before we go to sleep this evening? >> i'm not sure, but i'm pretty sure michigan will put him over. >> susan says michigan will go for trump. >> and tom llamas, we're hearing from trump's campaign manager. >> tweeting this out, things that were true. undercover trump vote. mike pence for vp.
the same. and we expanded the map. >> and congratulations coming in from overseas? >> high fives coming from the kremlin. putin is a big winner, and it will remain an open and perhaps unanswered question how much the russian government was mucking around in the election. but putin will have a freer hand in ukraine, and eastern europe. he's a pso restoration of nationalism. 27 years ago today, the berlin wall fell, opening up borders to be much more porous, and shrinking russian power. and today, the guy who will build a wall won.
congratulations as well. >> we were just over in france, talking to the french politicians about donald trump, and there is some support over there. but when you look at the world and we wake up tomorrow, there will be a lot of reaction from around the world, and what it means for everybody. will he pull troops out? and the other thing, i don't think any of us really know. >> th wanted to get to. tom llamas, i'll bring it to you first. we know donald trump started to get security briefings, the same that hillary clinton received. the conclusion of 17 of our national security agencies that russia was behind the hack of the e-mails. he went out day after day and said, i just don't believe it.
said, i love wikileaks. he said it over and over again, and crowds loved it. even when marco rubio said, it w wasn't a good idea that republicans were promoting this. donald trump said he was joking, but he at one point endorsed the and when the embarrassing e-mails showed some voters, maybe he's got a point, maybe he believed that. >> but 17 professional intelligence agency people, giving him the facts. >> and he says he knows more than the generals in iraq.
time. he said the generals were reduced to rubble, but came back and said it's the civilians, not the military. >> and how could the intelligence agencies be wrong, but they told us we had weapons of mass destruction in iraq. and the iraq war became so incredibly unpopular. >> absolutely, intelligence agencies had been wrong in iraq. >> we're waiting for the results in michigan, wisconsin, and pennsylvania. but charlie, this is something we've talked about a bit tonight. american people, skeptical of everyone. intelligence agencies, business leaders, the press, politicians, leaders in washington. this is a repudiation of all of
in the campaign rallies, whipping on the press. you still have some of the marks. >> every single day. >> but i'm gobsmacked, what brings me up short, we don't know, we have no idea what waters we're in. we're in uncharted waters, because he really hasn't given much signal as to what he will do. he says i'm going to cure this and that, but not how he's going to do it. bill, bless your heart, you think he may come out with a conciliatory statement. but every time he's spoken, it's all about him. it is about me. that's basically what it comes down to when he gives a speech. and i have a feeling he's going to take this very personally, and not be very conciliatory. and that worries me. and the other thing, the other
all of us, i think, believe words matter. when you start your campaign calling mexican immigrants rapists and murders, insult hisp hispanics, saying he's going to deport all 11 million. he got 29% of the hispanic vote in this country. that's just amazing to me. and needless to say, his mm support among women, stronger than expected. >> and this is pretty telling, charlie. if you break down that question about the comments that were made on access hollywood bus. trump voters were asked, trump's treatment of women, do they bother you? and the majority of trump voters, 54% said not much, not at all.
in some households, moms and dads with their children, the ads played with trump's comments and the children listening and watching, and what parents will say on the day after. 54% say it will not matter that much. >> they said it didn't care, it's in the past, he's going forward. >> but tom llamas told us that donald trump went upstairs in trump tower to talk trump. and she was in philadelphia, a lot of people said, what was that speech? and she spoke about cutting down on bullying, to get at, among the criticisms of donald trump, what he's done on twitter, the comments made about women. that was perhaps the first sign they have to do some healing. >> i think we have a sense of what a potential trump white house would look like.
he started running against the propositionals. jeb bush got four delegates, spent $110 million. he goes into the general election, the most massive infrastructure of hillary clinton, 50 times more headquarters, outspent donald trump 5 to one. won all the debates, a somali pirate, and this is a time of large tanker ships, and donald trump will go into the white house thinking, i did this. >> and people voted for him. it's not just him. there are millions of americans who voted for donald trump. this country does rest on the consent of the governed.
they voted for donald trump, and they believe it's not just about him. they believe it's about them. and i think we have to keep that very firmly in mind. >> and this is why i keep coming back to it. i think you're exactly right. the question is, what is he going to do for them? >> and on that point, as i look around, i think there's a lot of confusion, people are asking, what happened tonight. i've been with donald trump for 500 days. tomorrow? and i don't think anybody but donald trump knows what he'll do. he'll say one thing, and do something else. he'll make a promise and go back on it. if he does have the senate and house, and he's the president, he can do whatever he wants to do. and we just don't know until he starts in office. >> governing is a serious
i hate to sound like an establishment, sober boring, it's important to get policies right. there's a world order that has not failed for 70 years. and this country hasn't failed so much either. a lot of good things have happened over the last 30, 40 years. let me just finish this. if trump can change, i'm hoping he changes. if he fooled everyone in the primaries, in the general election, i can keep doing this for four years, it will be bad for the country. i think it will not work and will end up badly. >> he said, i can fix this country for one term. i may not have to run for re-election.
the mexican president, after winning florida, very conciliatory. and martha, your point that this is not just an american phenomenon. it's a global phenomenon. everywhere, people think those guys who think they're better than us, they've failed us. so, the first thing he has to do is make government is a problem. it isn't working very well. it's time to get a lot of money and power out of washington and into the people's hands. if he can help the republican party or even the democrats -- >> talking about this globally, the trump movement would have its own party in europe.
do, we've been talking about how broken the republican party is. how much does winning heal wounds and how much is the pressure from the conservative part of the party to go to donald trump and say, you have never run as a particularly conservative >> well, the supreme court pick, that will be one of the first orders of business. all eyes on wisconsin, michigan, and pennsylvania. we're live with the latest results when we come back. okay google, show me korean restaurants in boulder. google assistant: i found a few places. vo: the new pixel, phone by google. exclusively on verizon. the only next gen network that lets you get the most out of it. how is this possible?
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it's 11:00 p.m. on the west coast, and donald trump is closing biggest upset in american political history. 244 electoral votes to 215 for hillary clinton. he needs the electoral votes in gray states, starting with pennsylvania. >> pennsylvania, one of the many shockers of the night. 97% of the vote in. and as you see, he has a solid lead, 75,000-vote lead.
vote is outstanding, we had been watching allegheny county, that's pittsburgh. and philadelphia, if you look at philadelphia, 99% in philadelphia. even in the counties around philadelphia, as you look, 98%, 99%, 100% of the counties. not a lot of obviously democratic votes in the pennsylvania. if he wins pennsylvania, it's president trump. >> and michigan, looking the same, a little bit closer than it was. >> but trump continues to hold the lead in michigan. the other one, the more likely, wisconsin, he continues to have a very enduring lead in wisconsin. 90% of the vote in, and he still has a three-point lead in wisconsin. >> and any one is enough. the state of arizona, still
he has a solid lead. >> he sure does. if you go to the possibilities board, what would hillary clinton have to do. arizona, trump has a solid lead. give her new hampshire, she has to win all the remaining states. if she wins michigan, doesn't get 270, michigan and pennsylvania, 268. needs to win new hampshire, michigan, pennsylvania, and wisconsin. >> and is behind in all hampshire. our election coverage will continue. dot k donald trump has 244 electoral votes. 215 for hillary clinton. donald trump is closing in on
and we're back now, 2:00 a.m. on the east coast. 11:00 p.m. on the best coast. and we're still here, because donald trump is closing in on the 270 electoral votes he 244 to hillary clinton's 215. he's also leading in the states up in the midwest. michigan, leading in the state of michigan. he's leading right now in the state of wisconsin. you see it there, as well. 49% to 46% over clinton. leading now in the state of pennsylvania. a win in any one will almost certainly give him the white house, because he's also leading in the state of arizona.